Some concluding student thoughts about Cynthia Rylant or her books at the end of our month-long celebration: "I love how her fiction books always connect to her real books about her life." --- "I like her Mr. Putter and Tabby books because I like it when Mr. Putter wants to do something and he goes and does it!" --- I learned "that mostly all her books had been based on something that is what she did. For example, I learned that Henry and Mudge is based on her son and a big dog that she met." --- "I like that she writes stuff that is similar to her life." --- "I like the books because the characters are like her." --- "I learned that Cynthia Rylant likes to move around furniture." --- "I think she really puts effort into each page of her writing because she writes really good words." --- "Cynthia has a pad of yellow paper for writing." --- "I am surprised that she fell in love with Dav Pilkey." --- "I learned that Cynthia doesn't write every day." --- "She once got a good idea when the sun came out." --- "She uses her imagination."