Book News, Everybody's Favorite Book

And The Winner Is…

At long last, it’s time to find out who will win the bestest holiday and/or non-holiday gift ever.

It’s the amazing picture book that has it all—and more.

It’s the ideal story for the reader who has everything, the non-reader who has nothing, and the sometimes-reader who has some things.

You guessed it, we’re talkin’ about…

Everybody’s Favorite Book!

So! Let’s get started!

The ballots have been made.

They have been dumped in the Santa Hat of Gift Giverishness.

We’ll pick those ballots off the floor…

And Our Loyal Judge (a judge I probably should’ve fired by now) will select the winner.

(And since Christmas is a bit too close for comfort, Our Loyal Judge has been firmly instructed to stop wasting everyone’s time by endlessly mixing the ballots—which he is wont to do. In the spirit of the holiday, he agreed.)

And heeeere we go!

And the winner is…

How did that get in there?

Select again! And the winner is…

What did you do, Judge? Come on, let’s go!

And the winner is…

I will kill you.

STOP WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME!

PICK A BALLOT!

And the winner is…

Patricia Tilton!

 

Congratulations Patricia! To claim your prize, all you have to do is head over to the “Hire Me!” menu item and send me an email!

And to all you fine folks who didn’t win, fear not! There’s still time to buy a copy of Everybody’s Favorite Book for yourself, your child, a random child, your significant other, your insignificant other, your friend, frenemy, colleague, mailman, plumber, and/or the nice fellow who picks up your recycling.

It really is the perfect gift for everyone. Order it HERE, or buy it wherever fine and/or subpar books are sold.

Happy Holidays, Everybody!

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!

 

Family and/or Autobiography, On Blogging

A Holiday Vaycay!

It’s the time for giving, getting, and being various shades of merry!

For some, it is also a time to mess up a Target Portrait Studios photo shoot in order to show off a pair of Christmas socks.

Exhibit A.
Exhibit A.

For me, it is a time to shut down the ol’ blog until the new year.

I’ll be back soon! And don’t worry; I have some big things planned for January:

  1. New resolutions (and a lament about the only resolution I didn’t manage to pull off in 2015)!
  2. A new doodle contest (with a twist)!
  3. And a somber tale about my family’s funniest funeral.

Until then, have a wonderful holiday season!