Earlier this week, Julie Andrews–yes, that Julie Andrews–paid a visit to the Amazon Books team (see photo below) and left everyone who met her giddy for the rest of the day. I'm not even being overly dramatic, Andrews' really does have that effect on people–even just going from the car to the Books floor in our building, everyone recognizes her and she leaves people staring, whispering, and smiling in her wake.
Touring for her latest children's book, The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl, and on the heels of her first Princess Week festivities, Andrews found time to join us for a cup of tea and was as funny, interesting, and gracious as I suspected she would be. We talked about Broadway shows and children's books, and Andrews' shared stories about playing a practical joke with her friend Carol Burnett and her recent appearance on Steven Colbert.
I think it's safe to say that many small children listened to The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl at bedtime this week, and I defnitely heard a lot of humming (or flat out singing) from The Sound of Music around the office. If Julie Andrews comes to your town for her next book tour, go see her, she's fabulous.