Fuse #8

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Why Am I Laughing?

Perhaps because I've just seen one of the upcoming titles from Little, Brown and Company. How has no one else hit on this until now?

11 Comments:

At 6:05 PM , Blogger web said...

what tha......?

It's a floor wax! No, it's a dessert topping!

 
At 6:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee-hee-hee

I thought it should be a vampy girl pirate on the cover...

Fuselet, a little off topic, but can you direct me to picture book titles of stories describing fussy eating? I thought of Jane Yolan's dinosaur book, Russell Hoban's Bread and Jam for Frances...can you name any others?

KT

 
At 6:40 PM , Blogger Becky said...

Not Fuse 8, but what about "The Seven Silly Eaters" by Mary Ann Hoberman and "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child, and "Gregory the Terrible Eater" by Mitchell Sharmat, which I think was a Reading Rainbow book. Of the three, the first is my kids' favorite, and I'm inclined to agree; it's the only one that we actually own. I'm sure Robert Munsch has covered the subject, but...

 
At 6:42 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Fussy eating? Well, there's always Lauren Child's, "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato". I'm a big fan of that one. And there's one that involves an old hippie rabbit who never eats his carrots. The name escapes me. I'll ponder the problem.

 
At 7:10 PM , Blogger Gregory K. said...

There's also a book near and dear to my heart: Gregory the Terrible Eater (Sharmat/Aruego). That Gregory is NOT your average goat.

 
At 9:54 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

That title is excellent, Fuse! I want it!

 
At 11:55 PM , Blogger Disco Mermaids said...

And it'll be arriving just in time for Halloween. Can't wait!

 
At 6:16 AM , Anonymous Smug Stranger from England said...

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We Brits have already read it. We read it ages ago.

[smugmode="off"]

Sadly, it wasn't very good.

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well OF COURSE it wasn't very good. It's name is "Vampirates". If it had any redeeming qualities beyond the title I should be very surprised indeed. That won't stop the kids (and their librarians) from reading it though.

So how bad is it exactly? Can you give me a "worst moment" example? Are there vampirate songs? Yo ho ho and a bottle of blood type stuff?

 
At 9:57 AM , Blogger Don Tate II said...

Brilliant concept! How'd I miss that one?

 
At 10:43 AM , Anonymous that british guy said...

If it had any redeeming qualities beyond the title I should be very surprised indeed.

Ha!

Oh, it’s not bad exactly, but you’d be surprised how dull a pirate/vampire fusion can be. Or perhaps you wouldn't.

I picked it up, as I'm sure everyone will, entirely because of the (solid gold) title. I remember being disappointed almost immediately when I turned it over and read (something like) "The year is 2565".

Your idea for a shanty, by the way, was remarkably prescient...

 

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