My girls love to read. I mean really really love to read. They got their library cards when they were four and now they’re tattered and well worn… so when I got a call from Time Magazine editor Marie Tobias to photograph Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for their 10 Questions feature, I asked them if they knew this guy… I think if I had told them I was photographing Justin Bieber they would have shrugged and asked if they could have some fudge, but Kinney got a most enthusiastic thumbs up… so much so that I took the rare step of having them come on the shoot with me. Now this isn’t something I do on a regular basis, but heading to Jeff Kinney’s house in Plainville on the day before their 11th birthday, I figured I’d be in pretty big trouble if they didn’t get a chance to meet one of their literary faves. As for celebrity, for a guy with a smash book series selling a few gazillion copies and a few movies under his belt, not to mention his “day job” as the creator of Poptropica, Kinney seems utterly non-plussed by it all – self-effacing, a bit shy but utterly kind and generous with his time.