Wednesday

New Kid on the Block

The newest Blooming Tree book will be coming out on April 1. April Fools seems like the perfect date to introduce the world to a kid who finds a yak in his bed. So, I would like to introduce you to Kay Pluta's There's a Yak in My Bed, our newest independent reader picture book.



Now, what would be a book release party without presents? I've been given 10 books by the boss, and I've decided to have a few contests to give them away. We have 17 days until April 1, so I'm going to have 4 contests. Two are for everyone, one contest is for librarians and booksellers, and 1 is for kids.

I thought I'd start with a drawing for everyone. But, you can't just submit your name. Here's the challenge:
In the book, Ted wakes up one morning to find a yak in his bed. To enter this contest, you have to think of the strangest thing you could wake up and find in bed with you. (And my site is PG-13/R. No X-rated stuff. It's too easy.) This contest will actually be determined by a drawing on Sunday, so you have a couple of days. To enter, use the comment section to post your idea of the strangest thing you could find in bed. If you post anonymously or your profile has no way to contact you, then you'll need to leave your name or email so I can contact you. I'll also post the winners. There are 3 books up for grab this round.

24 comments:

krw3b said...

I heart K (aka Pickles)! I "know" her from verla kay and from livejournal (sorry, blogger...) We vk-ers are very excited about the Yak attack coming next month.

My entry:

I woke up to find Santa and the Easter Bunny having a fist fight in my sheets over who really won the weiner-eating contest at the annual Holiday Character Convention in Vegas last fall. Then Santa knocked out one of EB's buck teeth, and the Tooth Fairy poofed up. TF broke up the fight by offering her sack of coins so they all could go hit the slots back at the Venetian. They zippped off, but forgot the tooth. So I used it to scratch an itch on the bottom of my foot, and then went back to sleep.

I updated my blogger profile to link to my LJ blog, but I'm really new to blogging, so I honestly don't know if that's good enough. Aw, heck. I never won a drawing in my life, anyway. No wait, I won a Go-Gos LP at a middle school dance.

-Kristin

krw3b said...

I spelled wiener wrong. Always do. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

YAY, KAY!!!

I can't wait to meet that yak!!!!

Kels

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Kris said...

When our lab, Belle, was about 2 years old, she decided it was time to start contributing to the family. So, using her best hunting skills, she would hunt the creatures that visited our backyard. She killed moles, a rabbit, and even a frog or two. But, the incident that stands out to us most is the time she killed a bird and decided to bring it into bed with her. If that's not gross enough for you, you should know that Belle slept with us!!!!

Anonymous said...

The strangest thing those at my house could find in our beds would be ironed sheets.

Iron'd sheet,
thou'rt
more rare than
a yak in my bed


Stef from Verla's

Anonymous said...

Oh! I'd love to win a YAKky book!!!! WOOT!!!!

Hmmm... I think the strangest, and most upsetting, thing ever found between my sheets was a very pathetic looking decapitated stuffed bunny's head--thanks to my stuffed-toy-lovin', one-eyed rat terrier, Pepper. Had it been anything related to a horse I would've been searching the house for The Godfather! (Or running directly out of the house! LOL!

Kelsey

rkdefatte at charter dot net

kbaccellia said...

I'd love to win a copy of YAK!

The strangest thing I woke up to tickled. I woke up and found some crickets hopping around in my bed. My sister was bored and thought she'd play a joke on me.

krw3b said...

Okay, am I playing wrong? I thought we were supposed to make something up...

<:(

-K

Anonymous said...

krw3b, you mean people actually *do* iron their sheets??????

Nooooooooo! :-)

Stef

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krw3b said...

Good LORD, no!!! I would NEVER suggest such a thing, Stef!

What do you think I am? Some kind of monster?

In our house iron is a "four-letter word."

Emily (from Verla's) said...

It would be pretty darn weird to find a pound of frozen ground beef in bed.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes said...

Yay for yak's release!

As for my answer, I think I'd be pretty freaked out if I woke up to find a dozen psychic penguins bent on world domination in my bed.

Rachel said...

I would love to win a Yak! The weirdest thing to find in my bed in the morning would be . . . Pat Sayjack. Now THAT would be weird.


r_hamby at yahoo dot com

jadedmetaphor said...

"Nothing" in the space void kind of way.

Liz's husband, AV said...

The weirdest thing to pull back the covers and find would be yourself as a child or old man taking a nap.

angela said...

I lived in a college house, where if you didn't clean your dirty dishes they were left on your pillow. As for the imagined...I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have the FBI bust down my door with me still in bed. It happens in the movies, but if it happened to me I'd probably be wearing mismatched socks and my tinkerbell pajamas...not that my outfit would be the worst of my worries in that situation.

Jim D said...

After reading your March 16 blog, I would have to say the strangest thing I could find in my bed would be 7 dwarves with strange names carrying an infringement letter from Disney.......fortunately, it's never happened.

Tricia JH said...

I think it would be pretty strange to wake up and find yourself in bed with you.

wendy said...

The strangest thing I ever woke up with in bed was a head.

Not a real one, of course. My kids bought a manican head at a garage sale. The kind hairdressers use. It looked just like my husband. They got the response they'd hoped for. AAAAHHH!!!!

Brenda Sturgis said...

I think the strangest thing to wake up to would be a book contract waiting on the pillow. Of course about ten different editors would be standing around the bed all with a handy pen ready. Oh which one would you choose?

That would be strange, to get a book contract, and also have so many people wanting it!

LisaAReiss@aol.com said...

A gnu in a canoe. What on earth would you do?!