I have to run title contests more often. There were loads of entries – and a little snark on the side. Among the incorrect – but very entertaining – titles were:
TOO CASTLEY! (great guess)
TOO PHONY! (about politicians – see what I mean about snark)
TOO QUEENIE! (getting warmer)
TOO PUTRIDY! (um, what?)
TOO PRINCELY! (almost)
TOO PRINCESSLY! (couldn’t get any closer)
TOO PERPLEXINGLY! (does this have a Latin derivation?)
And while there are several “winning” titles on the list the only correct title is
Here’s the announcement in Publishers’ Marketplace:
Children’s: Picture book
TOO PURPLEY! and TOO PICKLEY! author Jean Reidy and illustrator Genevieve Leloup’s TOO PRINCESSY!, with a fussy toddler searching for the just-right playtime option, to Michelle Nagler of Bloomsbury Children’s, by Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for Reidy and Michele Manasse for Leloup (World).
And many of you guessed exactly that. But alas there’s only one winner. So by random drawing … (drumroll)… the winner is
Congratulations Terry! You’ll be receiving a signed copy of TOO PICKLEY!
Thank you to all contestants. And don’t forget the TOO PICKLEY! ONLINE PARTY starts this Monday 8/23/10 and runs through Saturday 8/28/2010. Log in to www.jeanreidy.com for activities, prizes, party favors and more!
Too Happy for you, Jean! Congrats to Terry for winning.
WOW! This is TOO exciting! Thanks so much, Jean, and congratulations on the newest member of your "TOO" books!
Congrats to Terry!<br /><br />Jean, some of those other titles have possibilities, don't you think? 🙂
Oh absolutely, Marcia!! As a matter of fact, many of those other titles have been raised as possibilities in the past. You never know what's in store for the series.
CONGRATS Terry! Enjoy the book.