There's nothing quite like story time for some people, especially for a pair of authors who have a unique twist on a children's book.
"It's a book that a kid has written in and changed to a story he wants to tell, and that's something you can do in a book," said Mac Barnett, who co-authored “Battle Bunny” with John Sciszka.
The two are some of the hundreds of authors at this year's Texas Book Festival.
The huge turnout of eager readers encourages them.
"This thing is the proof that the book itself is still going strong," Sciszka said.
That’s despite the fact most people are starting to read on e-readers and tablets instead of flipping through book pages. While a tablet is highly portable and holds more stories, book lovers say there's something special about paperbacks and hardcovers.
"I mean, you know technology is important and stuff,” said Diana Orren, who was out at the festival on Saturday. “But there's something about reading a book, turning pages, and really getting into a book."
It's something you don't get by swiping a screen.
People also say the book shopping experience also has its own special features.
"There's something really nice about the tactile pleasure of holding a book," said Ken Harter, another book fan.
The festival is a chance for writers and readers to connect.
"You get insight into the books that you love and into the authors that you love and it's a great experience," said Heather Gravois, a “Battle Bunny” fan.
The festival will run through the rest of the weekend and conclude on Sunday. For more information, check out www.texasbookfestival.org.
YNN's Beth Elderkin snapped these photos at the festival:
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