Rave Reviews

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“You were our first event of the year and it was great. You throw the best book launches!” – Judith Lafitte and Tom Lowenburg, Octavia Books


“Thank you for coming to Ben Milam. You’re so cool. Hope to see you again. Love The Cajun Cornbread Boy but I really liked Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach. I love your acting. I hope Ms. Biggs invites you again.” – Excerpt from “snail mail” fan mail from a student from Ben Milam School in Wichita Falls, TX


“You were the BEST author we have ever had at our school and I have been teaching here for 21 years!” – Teacher, Ben Milam School in Wichita Falls, TX


“Thank you so much for such a wonderful program. The students loved you and you were one of the best authors we have had at this school.” – Teacher, North City School, Athens, TN


“You and Jon Scieszka are my two favorite authors ever!” –Librarian at the 2012 Texas Library Association Conference


“Mardi Gras at Immaculate Conception School in Marrero is no ordinary Mardi Gras. This is Dinosaur Mardi Gras! It is a children’s book by Author Dianne de Las Casas. She said she was inspired by a Mardi Gras shoebox float. The idea grew into an animated and musical performance. T-Rex was definitely a favorite but other dinosaurs made a good impression. As the Mardi Gras tradition lives on, we can add literacy and science to the celebration.” WDSU Reporter Rosa Flores from the WDSU 6 On Your Side feature on Dinosaur Mardi Gras


“It’s a roaring reading party! Pass out the sparkly beads, put on the catchy Mardi Gras tunes, and let the kids CHOMP! CHOMP! and STOMP! STOMP! to the infectious beat of Dinosaur Mardi Gras. A perfect read-aloud!” – John Schumacher, MrSchuReads.com and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker


“It was so great to watch Dianne do what she does, last night. Every child in the room lit up as she performed her new Dinasour Mardi Gras book! They also made masks and danced in line through the book isles on their imaginary parade route to fun lively music! Now THAT is how you throw a party!!!” – Donna Raimey, Slidell, LA


“You are so amazing. All the parents requested that you return to our Snuggle Buggle Night. We just love having you!” – Jennifer Giroir, Strehle Elementary, Avondale, LA


“Hi Dianne, thanks so much for signing the second round of books! I picked them up and distributed them this morning. The kids (and a few adults) were DELIGHTED!! Looking forward to your new book!” – Betsy Miranda, Librarian, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, New Orleans


“Jaxon is truly enjoying his book (Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach). He’s read it at least 3 times and says he has to learn all the words so that he can take it to school and read it to his class. He also knows the French and English translation. Thanks so much for the autograph!” – Joy, Jaxon’s Mom (after a book signing at Sam’s Club)


“Ms. Dianne, Thank you! We love you, Ms. Fabulosity herself!” Love, Strehle Elementary, Avondale, Louisiana (From the LARGEST card I have ever received in my career! Open, it measures 4 feet tall by 4 feet 7 inches wide!)


“My favorite part was when you let us participate in the Dinosaur Mardi Gras book! I also loved seeing the characters for your new chapter book. I had a ton of fun!” – 3rd grade student, Falmouth Elementary, Maine


“I just wanted to say you are AWESOME!” – Seth, a student from Western Heights Elementary in Westlake, Louisiana


“Hi Dianne. Please let me know when you are coming to the Philippines again. I would like to attend another workshop with you. I attended the one in 2010 sponsored by Scholastic and really enjoyed the session. Thanks. Looking forward to your next visit!” – Nora Montemayor, Teacher, Philippines


“Almost every teacher and many, many students have said how much they enjoyed your presentation. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.” – Grace Guth, School Librarian, Western Heights Elementary, Westlake, Louisiana