clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Books

At left, one of the Christmas books for an 8 year old boy in the family.

It is probably not a book for everyone's 8 year old; but, we kill people for a living in our family. We're a bit Titus Andronicus.

The story involves the eventual hypnotism of a character by a marmot.  I'm a fan of The Fantastic Mr. Fox and so this detective story seemed right up the alley. I love the bunny eyes, too. Look at them.

The book is written by Mrs. Bunny but the credits list Polly Horvath as the translator. Illustrations by Sophie Blackall.

I purchased this book from a wonderful display at Reader's World in Holland, Michigan. When I loaded my take ($175) along side my wife's selections ($100+) I was somewhat surprised to find one of the staff annoyed to have to wade through the large pile of books to ring me out.

Don't anger a crime writer. If you're lucky, they kill you off quickly in the text.

Life isn't The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Vegetables aren't the only things to get eaten in our stories.

I'm off to write something scary. Mostly scary because of how bad the prose comes out. Editing: it's not just a hobby.

Write something yourself. Even if it is a little scary, write it down. Not writing is much more frightening. If you don't tell me your stories, they'll be lost as crow calls in the wind.

Pen. Paper. Write. Do it now.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Looks like a great book! When the 8 year old is a bit older (maybe 10?) the next step could be "Bunnicula" or "Howliday Inn" (chapter books). Remember those?

jack welling said...

Love the bunnies! Bunnicula next, indeed!