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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! 

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Debatable Recap: Reeping a Win

 

Ooh, February’s Debatables was a close one! A sincere congrats to Cricket for the win!

But, of course, the REAL winner is mousekind. Well done, you cute little buggers! We love you!

 

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February ‘s Debatable topic of “Most Appealing Mouse of Middle Reader Literature” sparked a lively discussion. It appears mice are quite nice in many an opinion. We won’t mention the one dissenting view about mice (which wasn’t very nice at all).

I choose Reepicheep from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series.

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While Mike nominated Amos from Robert Lawson’s Ben and Me.

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After a spirited voting spree, Reepicheep won by a whisker–yes, by one vote. Reep, that mighty warrior mouse valiantly strode forward and claimed his victory.

To be fair, Ben is a great little mouse. In fact, a vote for Ben or a vote for Reepicheep, along with the suggestions for Stuart Little, Bianca, Wilcox and Griswold, Despereaux, Runaway Ralph as considerations, just goes to show that mice are nice. That is, I admit I’m not keen on finding them unexpectedly in my kitchen pantry, but mice truly are winsome little creatures.

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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!