Debatables

Who Knows Funny? I Knows Funny.

In the last Debatables, Cricketmuse and I squared off on which picture book was the funniest.

It’s this one.

Cricket argued on behalf of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day—a great picture book by most any measure…but the funniest?

No. Not by a longshot, buddy-boy.

I, on the other hand, said The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales.

The commenters proved me right; in fact, it was a rout. If not for a single cheeky non-conformist, I would’ve gotten a unanimous decision.

So, well done, readers! You all have delightful senses of humor!

I would expect nothing less.

Book News

And the winner is…

It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! Who will win a signed, hardcover copy of the picture book that’s sweeping the nation: Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist!

YAY!

As usual the impartial judge and ballot-picker-outer is this guy.

Oh, geez.

As longtime readers of this blog know, this particular ballot-picker-outer has a long history of wasting everyone’s time with excessive ballot stirring. Here’s proof:

Let’s go…
…on a trip…
…down…
…memory lane.
Dang, I’ve done a lot of these contests.

The kid has been pulling this crap since 2012.

This time, however, we’re doing something a little different.

Instead of stirring ballots, our esteemed judge has decided to THROW them.

So here are the rules: Any ballots that land face down after the throw are OUT. The judge will then grab the face up ballots and throw that stack—again discarding all the face down ballots. This throwing and discarding process will continue as long as necessary until only ONE face up ballot remains. THAT ballot will be the WINNER.

SO! Here we go.


Makin’ it rain…

And the entrants still alive after the First Round are… (click image to enlarge)

Congrats, everyone! You haven’t won anything yet.

And we’re off to Round Two!

And more rain making.

And the survivors of that round are…(click image to enlarge)

Onward! Round Three!

And the survivors are…(click image to enlarge)

This is getting pretty suspenseful, eh?

Round Four!

This is a lot like The Hunger Games, isn’t it? So let’s just say these last four competitors are The Careers.

Round Five!

Actually in Round Five all four ballots were wrong side up. So…Round Six!

A little less rain making and more throwing…

Round Seven!

Almost there!

And here’s where things got a little surreal.

For the next FIVE rounds the two remaining ballots did the exact same freaking thing—both ballots either landed face down or landed face up. It drove the judge a little crazy.

But there can be only one winner.

So.

After twelve rounds…

The winner is…

TAMAWI! 

Congratulations! You won a signed, hardcover copy of Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist!

To collect your prize, all you have to do is head up to the Hire Me! menu item and write me a note!

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Thanks to all the people who entered! And a very special thanks for publicizing this contest. Every bit of Scampers promotion helps a great deal.

And doesn’t the world need to know about a female mouse with an passionate interest in science?

As you might’ve guessed by now, this book has been a passion project of mine for a very long time. It is published by Dawn Publications, a small yet very well-regarded house that decided to take a risk on a manuscript that strays a bit outside of its comfort zone. I want to reward Dawn for its faith in me and in Scampers by spreading the word as far as I can.

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If you’re interested in getting a copy of Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist. Head to Amazon right now; the hardcover is nearly five bucks off the cover price, and the paperback is a bargain for only $8.95!

Thanks again! See ya next post! 

Debatables

Debatables: Finding the Funny

It’s time for yet another installment of Debatables!

This month, Cricket Muse and I argue over The Funniest Picture Book. 

Cricket (inexplicably) says the funniest PB is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Very Bad Day.

And I (wisely) say that it’s The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

So head over to Cricket’s place, read our arguments, and spout your opinions! (That’s what Debatables is all about, after all!)