Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thanks to Farida, Minh, and Harold!

Okay, I’d like to thank my mother, my six brothers and sisters, my chiropractor, and my neighbor across the street, also SCBWI. Yes, I actually won a contest! But mostly I had a VERY good time writing entries for Farida and Minh's cool competition, Picture Book Sequels That Never Were. (Instead of working on my current manuscript, ’cause who wants to do that?) My prize-winning entry was a sequel to Harold and the Purple Crayon called Harry and the Can of Purple Spray Paint. Check out the announcement of my win, then scroll up (and down!) to read more entries, all of them very funny in different ways, at Farida’s website, Saints and Spinners. Then take a look at Minh’s new jacket art for my entry and many others at wry and hilarious Bottom Shelf Books. I especially like the sequel to Kitten’s First Full Moon! I also like knowing how funny and warped (in a GOOD way) the people who love children’s books can be. And here’s a picture of the prize Farida sent me in its new home with other artful oddments atop my file cabinet. That would be the handmade green butterfly herder with his blue donkey standing front and center. I believe Farida will be selling her dolls starting in May at a site called Alkelda, so watch for them!

6 comments:

Saints and Spinners said...

Thanks for all of the mentions and links, Kate! I enjoyed reading all of your entries, and I am so glad that the butterfly herder (and his donkey) seem to be getting along well with their new shelf-mates. I don't know if I mentioned it to you, but the hat, vest and boots are made out of some of my favorite felt-- hand-dyed 100% wool "Meltie Feltie" from Raggedy Junction.

KATE COOMBS said...

I just like SAYING that: Meltie Feltie from Raggedy Junction!

Gerb said...

Ha! How cool! Congrats, Kate. Now I want to read those entries! Off to click through...

Krista said...

congrats kate! i believe "harry and his purple spray paint" was my choice also. great minds think alike! i'm going to check out the butterfly herder next time i'm at your place...he looks adorable!--kc

Candace Ryan said...

Congratulations, Kate! That butterfly herder looks right at home. What a fun collection!

KATE COOMBS said...

Thanks, guys! And next time you're at Minh's website (Bottom Shelf Books), be sure to read his archived review of Frog and Toad--I love the way he describes their fashion sense!