Friday, April 9, 2010

Skateboarder/Mom/Writer/Cow (yes - cow)

Barb Odanaka, author of Skateboard Mom and several other great picture books, loves to skateboard. And wear a cow costume. At the same time!

She also loves the library and thinks it's a scandal that starting April 11th, the Los Angeles Public Library will no longer be open Monday and Tuesday nights or any time Sunday. Not one to just sit around (obviously!), she has made the Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) the beneficiary of her next Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama fundraiser (this May 9 in Simi Valley)! FOCAL is the Friends group of Central Library's Children's Literature department, so of course we are thrilled.

I don't skateboard but have always envied those who could. Thanks to this video, courtesy of the blog Yo! Venice!, I can almost imagine what it's like to skate at the Venice Skate Park. Awesome!


  1. What ever could be better than a skateboarding cow? I have no answers!

  2. Maybe a skateboarding cow playing the ukelele?