Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Shark versus The Minions (round x+1)

Mail arrives. Minions scurry to deliver.

The Shark rips open a large package with delight.
A Shark Shriek is heard throughout the office. Minion whiskers wriggle. Something delightful? Or just another chum, discarded?

Minions carefully eye the wrapping. Aha! A clue! "From: MouseBootsEditor"

"Back to work!" comes the Shark Bark, and minions scatter.

Minion #1 however, is careful to hide under the desk, hidden by piles of manuscripts, whisky bottles, distraught queriers and three sobbing editors from the HouseWhichShallNotBeNamed.

A clever beast, Minion #1 has learned that Shark shrieks and packages from MouseBoots Editor are sure signs of SomethingGoodToRead.  Learning that life cannot be sustained by cupcakes whisky love alone. Minion #1 is bent on snagging the package for herself. (Greedy little minion!)

Unbeknownst to Minion #1, Minion #2 has also learned about shrieks, packages and cupcakes, whisky love.  Electing to make her attack from the air, she is poised on the airduct...waiting.

A plaintive wail by co-conspirator Minion #3 "I don't know what to do with this photo of Jeff Somers without pants! Do I need to call Gothamist...or MoMA?" lures The Shark from her Reef.

Minions pounce from all angles

A frustrated shriek from the Minion Mosh Pit

"No prize!"

The Shark, wise to the ways of wily minions, and no slouch herself when it comes to purloined prizes, has taken the bounty with her.

Minions 1, 2, and 3 sob uncontrollably because they did not get a copy of GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS.

The Shark swims off, cackling with glee that she's the first to know what a deliciously marvelous book this is, and that she'll be able to get the minions to work even longer hours with the promise of such a great reward--after she finishes reading it of course.

Sadly, the Shark failed to realize THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS is now available for sale...which explains why Minions 1, 2, and 3 are on their way to the bookstore, not in their proper place in the reef.


SBJones said...

Hehe, very nice.

Patty Blount said...

*dies laughing*

Loralie Hall said...

I think I'm dying of cute. But there are far worse ways to die.

Adrienne said...

A photo of a sobbing bunny should NOT make me laugh...but, well, it did!

Alwyn said...

Haha, love it. I got my copy of "Fire and Thorns" (As it is mysteriously abbreviated here in the UK) and have been reading it all afternoon. Loving it so far!

Curtis Moser said...

What a strange little picture book this is. My kids are going to love it.

alwayscoffee said...

Hehe, that was hilarious. Love the pictures.

Also, that book looks wonderful. The description at amazon was intriguing. It's now on my wish list!

Rachel Pudelek said...

Love the cat paw! It says it all!

jesse said...

A happy ending to all, surely.

Alice said...

You're too funny. I love your blog.

ladonna watkins said...

Those bunnies are adorable. I want one. Thanks for posting.

J.L. Murphey said...

Cute, but trying to understand what sharks and minions have to do with bunnies.

LD Masterson said...

Best laugh I've had this morning. Thank you.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Dang it.

I'm not normally a YA person. I went to Amazon and began reading the blurb. At the beginning I scoffed, saying "ho hum" to myself. My interest was piqued.

Darn it. I'm not even a bunny.

Jennifer said...

I showed this post to my 11-year-old daughter who a) LOVED the post/pictures and b) went to amazon and promptly gasped "quotes from Tamora Pierce and Veronica Roth! Other kids might want a new DS game, Mom, but I want this book!"

Shakespeare said...

I make the same shriek when I get a book in the mail! How funny!

I've been shrieking a lot lately. Three YA books this week--so yummy!

Jaleh D said...

Bwahahahaha! Love the accompanying pics! Minion mosh pit is too cute.

Strange Ways said...

Love this! Too clever for words!