This is just to say we have selected the winners in our Melissa Sweet Book Giveaway!
After riding around in a red wheelbarrow and consuming an inordinate number of juicy plums, Cornelius got right down to work.
First, he wrote all the entrants’ names on colorful pieces of paper. He was very pleased with himself.
But who would have the high honor of actually picking the winners?
The ever clever Cornelius then had a flash of genius (this happens on a regular basis). "Melissa is from Rockport, Maine," he mused. "Isn’t that a quaint, seaside fishing village?"
"Why yes," I said, biting into a plum.
"Well, instead of tossing these names into a hat, why not toss them all into a giant teacup? Melissa apparently drinks a lot of tea. Then we can fish for the winners!"
So, Cornelius folded all the papers into the shape of fishes.
A brilliant idea, I had to admit. But I also knew this idea could turn into another fiasco, where certain parties would be fighting over the fishing pole. Well, I underestimated Cornelius’ foresight, because he raced to the Paddington closet and recruited the only bears fully qualified for the job.
Both wore yellow slickers and answered to the name of "Gorton."
Cornelius carefully baited the pole,
then Big G snagged the first winner (for the Cheese book),
and Little G snagged the second winner (for A River of Words).
And they are: *drum roll please*
Jen W. of Eclectic Reader and LJ’s Susan Taylor Brown!
*cue in thunderous applause and marching band music*
CONGRATULATIONS, JEN, ON WINNING THE CHEESE BOOK, AND SUSAN FOR WINNING A RIVER OF WORDS!!
And thanks to all of you who entered. Please stay tuned for more interviews and giveaways right here at alphabet soup!
Oh, before you go, why not have a plum?
photo by Morgan Rowe
THIS IS JUST TO SAY
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold.
~William Carlos Williams
9 thoughts on “we have two winners!”
I always love seeing how your bears choose the winners. 😀 Folding the papers into fish was added genius. (We’ve learned to fold them, too, but as “whales”, not fish.)
This is just to say I always love your drawings. We’re all winners here!
Congratulations to the winners! It’s so much fun to see the drawing too 🙂
Yes, they’re really whales, but don’t tell anyone, especially not Cornelius! 🙂
Thanks, Liz. The bears send extra hugs to you!
Thanks, Stephanie. The bears love to take over the blog.
Congrats to them! What a good prize.
Amazing bears, as always! 🙂
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