A $116.00 Laugh and a Giveaway

February 20th, 2013 | Posted by Irene in Poetry | Publication News


Forest, What Would You Like?

A brief post this week, as things are bookishly accelerating in preparation for the launch of “Forest, What Would You Like?” I am pleased to say that Holiday House, our publisher (the oldest house in the world devoted solely to children’s literature) has authorized me to run a giveaway of ten books through Goodreads, an excellent site for readers. Just click the button to the right to enter. Neither Goodreads nor I will use your email for anything other than this giveaway–it’s just to let people know about the book and give ten lucky winners something to share with a small friend on their lap. (If the button is not yet functional, it soon will be– Goodreads said it takes a day or two to verify everything.)

As for the $116 laugh, I wanted to share with you a photo that John sent me while I was on retreat. It was taken by a mechanic who discovered it during our routine car inspection.

While it looks as if our dog Bee were trying to conceal a serious habit, it is the work of smaller furry friends who raided the box of biscuits we keep for her in the car. The laugh was almost worth the $116 repair. Have a laughter-filled week–



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  • Mana

    🙂 !!!!!!!!!

  • Donnie

    Oh. That is funny. I might just send you a few bucks for the laugh.

  • Jorie Latham

    Irene, that is hilarious…do send it to CarTalk! What part of the car is that?

  • Linda O’Brien

    Everybody has to have a hiding place! Absolutely enlightening – Bee is a smart little one. Casn you and John keep up with her?

  • CapriUni

    LOL! Looks like the mice, at least, would answer the question “Forest, what would you like?” with “Dog biscuits!” 😉

  • Scott

    Oh, Bee, you are always are running an angle. What a sweet surprise. $116 is not that big an investment in a laugh that will last for the rest of our lives.

  • That is so funny and truly fun! As for the giveaway – I would be thrilled to share your work with my grandchildren and I am a Goodreads subscriber! Thank you can’t wait to read one way or the other purchased or won.

    • Thanks Dana! Great to see you here! Hope you win a book!

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