Reader of the Week

Robert Johnson

I (Miss Jen) got a chance to sit down and chat with one of our regular library patrons and discuss a couple questions with him related to summer reading as well as some background information about his other interests. Read on to learn a little more about Robert.


Hi Robert, how's it going?Image of Robert Johnson
Good.

OK, we're going to go ahead and get started. What is your favorite part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? (Diary of a Wimpy Kid is his favorite series.)
Well, I like all of them. And I guess I'd have to say I like when he talks about himself and tells what happened all in his life.

So what you like is that it feels like real life?
Yeah.

OK, cool. How old are you?
I'm 9.

What other hobbies do you have?
Sometimes, like when my grandfather died, I got emotional and I would put my picture in my baby book and I just cried. So now, I believe I will make it as a professional dancer. 

And I get emotional because Michael Jackson is a big inspiration for me and he died and my grandfather died. Michael Jackson inspired me to do this. 

I know this is right for me. I have a flexible body and I have broken my hand, foot, arm. But I'm still working. I've been going through all this so I think yeah, I'm going to make it. I never had any dance practice, but I can do splits. I don't know why, I guess I was just made that way.

I think it's awesome that you know what you're passionate about and what you want to do. What grade are you going into?
Fourth.

What school do you go to?
Bishop Walker - it's an all-boys school.

Do you like that?
My mom does.

Do you have any brothers or sisters? Any pets?
I have a brother and I used to have a turtle but we gave it to my aunt.

What's your least favorite book and why?
I'd really have to say Frog and Toad. I guess because it just feels like two friends hanging out and I felt too old for it.

What's your favorite summer food?
Summer food?

OK, or just any food if that seems like a weird question.
My mom's recipe of spaghetti with sausage. It just tastes good.

If you could change anything about the library, what would it be?
We should put up a big ole lemonade stand and use the money to have a flat screen TV to keep people from being bored after computer sessions are over. Leave it on PBS Kids, that way, you don't have to pay for cable or anything. 

Then, people can come, pick out books, and still learn about reading or science. It could be in the children's computer room or over in the corner. It doesn't even have to be a flat-screen TV.

That's a good idea, I will make sure to mention that to someone. If you could eat one flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dig Into Reading ImageI would have to say ... chocolate.

What is your favorite summer activity?
Swimming.

How tall are you?
Robert: I don't really know. I'm a shorty because both my mom and my dad are short.

If you could have three things on a deserted island, what would they be?
A whole thing of spaghetti, a hatchet (near spaghetti and use the sun rays to reflect off of it to cook the spaghetti), and a pot for the food.

Those sound like pretty good ideas actually. Is there anything else you want to say?
Come to the Bellevue Library, read some books and learn something new!

Thanks Robert, see you soon!