The kids have parent teacher conferences coming up this month which also means that the school's are having their annual book fairs. Yesterday the munckins brought home the mini-catalog with some of the more popular books (and prices) displayed inside. I perused through it and found this little gem of literary genius.
That's right--they forgot to talk about the rabid llamas.
I guess you write whatever you can when you're trying to get kids to read. Perhaps it's an exciting book for a little person but that description is lacking. It makes me think of a movie Ralexwin and I saw once (can't remember the name) about a cruise ship that's hit by a wave and flips over.
The captain of the boat announces that they've become the victims of a 'rogue wave' and goes on to explain that rogue waves are fast, deadly and virtually undetectable.
At this point in the movie we both started laughing.
I can imagine the writing style:
"I want to make a movie about a ship that flips over in the middle of the ocean."
"Hmm, that sounds interesting, but what are you going to do to make it flip over. I mean, ships don't just do that."
"What about some sort of wave?"
"I don't know of any waves that go around flipping over boats on calm water."
"It could be a rogue wave."
"Oooh, that's a good idea. I can see it now... fast, deadly, and virtually undetectable."
"Yeah, that's good. Quick write it down."
The same goes for this book.
"Son, I was thinking about writing a book."
"Yep, but I wanted you to help me out a little bit since I can't come up with anything. What do you like."
"Well... I like dinosaur's."
"Let me grab my pen. Okay, go on."
"And I like monkeys."
"And I like the ocean."
. . . . . .
I can come up with plot lines like that too!
Cannwin's latest book is destined for greatness.
Come with us as we enter a world of killer baby blankets,
poisoned pacifiers, razor sharp leaves and acid rain.
*dusts off hands*
And you thought writing was hard.