It's only been a couple weeks and it feels like every day someone else has something nice to say about 1000 Times No!
First off, the mighty FUSE #8 over at the Library School Journal published an exhaustive review of the book with 70 million links, videos, reviews and every conceivable factoid she could find about it! Here are just a few of the swell things she said:
"Kids will dig the theme and the brightly colored, thick-lined art. Adults will have fun reading the various incarnations of "No" (and some may feel desirous of the mom's awesome boots)."
"Also, as he spouts his endless monologue of the negative, he is often accompanied by a blankie with the head of a chicken. A rooster, to be exact. Upon closer inspection it may even be a four-legged octopus with a fowl head. Whatever it is, it makes one thing very clear: chickens are funny. And chicken blankets? Even funnier."
"Like an opposite of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (now YOU are the one being told "no") it shares with that book a memorable plot device. 1,000 Times No = 1,000 Times You Betcha."
OR you can go to the book's page on AMAZON.COM where she's posted it as well!
And while you're there... why don't YOU post a heartfelt, love letter-like review yourself? Use lots of big words like 'awesomariffic' and 'betterthanstarwars' for extra points! The Amazon people love that. And so do I!
But wait, let's go back to Fuse #8's mention of Mo Willems...
I KNOW that guy!
And I can kinda prove it in the nice plug he gave 1000 Times No on his blog! Here's what he had to say:
"Mr. W worked for me, directing episodes of my Cartoon Network series Sheep in the Big City. Then, my show was canceled. Then, his Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door replaced it. Then, he made me work for him writing away in an elevator shaft for four whole seasons! But, I escaped to make books! Ha!
But now... he's making books.
Wait a second, before I know it I'll be back in the elevator shaft!
I'm not sure if I want to plug this guy's work...
Too bad the book looks so good and so funny"
Oh, and the animated promo for 1000 Times No up on Youtube?
Coming up on 6000 views already?
Want a couple more yummy reviews? How about THIS one? Or THIS one? And don't forget THIS one!
And rumour has it we're getting a write up in Parents magazine next month, too.