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WIN SCAMPERS!

It’s time to win a signed, hardcover copy my new picture book: Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist!

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist is the book that received a five-star review from Foreward Reviews. It’s the book that nabbed a glowing notice from the difficult-to-please Kirkus. And it’s the book that stars the cutest mouse in the history of ever.

Oh. My. God. Just look at that widdle face!

So let’s get started!

How To Enter

To enter the Scampers drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment below that answers this question:

Which fictional character would you most want to have as a next-door neighbor?

That’s it! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the random drawing for Scampers!

But Wait!

Do you already have a copy of Scampers? That’s great! Thank you!

Enter the contest anyway.

After all, if you win, you can donate your prize to a local school or library. You’d be a hero!

How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? No problem!

If you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you two extra ballots!

Don’t have a blog? No problem!

If you promote this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter, I’ll give you another extra ballot!

Want to stuff the ballot box some more? You’re getting a wee bit greedy, but no problem!

If you have read any of my other books—Everybody’s Favorite Book, or any volume in the Prince Not-So Charming series—leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, and I’ll give you yet another ballot!

And, hey, if you want to come up with another way to promote Scampers, let me know, and I’ll almost certainly give you an extra ballot for that, too!

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The drawing will be one week from today:

Tuesday, March 26.

 

So what are you waiting for?

Leave a comment! Get extra ballots! And WIN!

Debatables

Debatables: The Better Christmas Special

It’s time once again to engineer some conflict with my pal, Cricket Muse!

That can only mean one thing: It’s a new Debatables, where Cricket and I expend way too much effort arguing minor matters in children’s literature.

This months topic:

The Best Christmas TV Special Based on a Children’s Book

In making our choices we had to adhere to two rules:

  1. The book had to be published before the special was produced.
  2. We couldn’t choose How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

I selected A Wish For Wings That Work

For some mysterious reason Cricket couldn’t embed the WFWTW video on her blog so I’m posting it here. Give it a watch! It’s a delight!

And Cricket chose Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, which started out as a coloring book before it became a song and a Rankin-Bass stop motion cartoon. So Cricket’s section technically applies.

A coloring book? Really, Cricket? Way to uphold the letter—if not the spirit—of the Debatables rules. Very Christmas-y, that.

I’m turning off the comments on this post because the arguments are taking place on Cricket’s blog. So head on over, read our arguments, and leave an opinionated comment!

I know I’m the underdog here, so do give Opus a watch before passing judgement.

Happy Holidays All!