Bufo, the book publisher, met with Pat Smith of Smyles Book Mobile to deliver the first copies of Little Sprout. Pat has been a wonderful supporter of all that Bufo does. He travels around the state to schools and libraries with his red book mobile. It is a wonderful resource of all the best books for children and young adults.
|Bufo and Pat Smith with Little Sprout|
Pat and Susan Smith have had the business for over 40 years. Pat's father worked for E. M. Hale, who was a book distributor for 38 years, in the 50's and 60's in Wisconsin. Pat bought the business and has been traveling about the state ever since.
Each year Pat compiles and stocks the very best books in the country from over 30 publishers. Librarians, teachers, and the public are welcome to visit the book mobile and see what Pat has to offer. He enjoys carrying signed books so you can find signed Toads, Little Sprout, and the Jan Brett books at the Smyles discount price.
One of the most significant value-added components of the Smyles Company is that the schools and libraries are able to have a hands on preview of the books.
If you see a little red trailer parked outside of McDonalds this spring or next fall, stop and see if it is Pat. Tell him, Bufo sent you.