Finally, after a whole year (which is ages) of waiting, my next book is out! If you get a copy today then please do tell me and Teddy what you think. We love this book very, very much. It’s actually our favorite one yet! (I told Giraffe that his favorite had to be the first book, this way it wouldn’t feel left out.)
Otter Keeper was chatting with me last night and explained that we have to try to sell as many copies of this book as we can. Apparently this isn’t so we get more pocket money, but if we sell enough copies then we will get to make more books! If anyone has clever ideas about how to sell books then do let us know! These are my ideas so far:
- Request my book in your local book store. While you’re there tell them all about me. Why not bring props (toaster) to help explain? If they look confused, remember they are probably just excited.
- Request my book at your local library. Requesting things at the library is always fun, and this way lots of people will get to find out about me and Teddy!
- Buy a copy of my book as a present for someone else. If you don’t know someone else that would appreciate my book, buy it for them anyway and say Giraffe told you to do it and you haven’t got time to discuss things. At this point, suggest playing a game/watching a movie so things don’t get awkward.
- Leave me reviews and ratings! Here are the links to where to do so: Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Goodreads.
- Write about me on your blog/website/Facebook/Twitter. It would make an Otter and Teddy very happy!
If you can do any of the above, then let me and Teddy know so that we can say thank you! I have to go and run around the house and be excited for a bit now, today is a very ‘running around the house and being excited’ sort of day.
‘Otter In Space’ Is available to buy online in places such as: Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, BooksAMillion.
Today in the UK it is National Christmas Jumper Day! Everyone gets to wear Christmas jumpers which helps raise money for ‘Save The Children’. Teddy and I didn’t want to miss out, so we made Otter Keeper buy us these. They are a bit big, but the ones we wanted only came in this size. What do you think?
If you live in the UK and want to find out more/donate, here is a useful link: http://jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk/
Christmas Jumper day is the best idea ever, so I’ve asked Otter Keeper if we can donate our pocket money this week.
This Saturday, at exactly 20 minutes after lunch… the Attic Mission finally happened!!! After waiting for such a long time, Teddy and I were very surprised when Otter Keeper made the announcement. All colouring-in for the afternoon was cancelled, and we had to prepare for a last minute departure. The mission was very exciting, but it didn’t go quite as planned…
The first problem we ran into was that Otter Keeper decided we couldn’t bring the Anti-Spider Protection Vehicle. Apparently, it was too big to fit through the attic hatch. This was a huge blow for me and Teddy, and we told Otter Keeper he was putting the entire mission into jeopardy. Then Otter Keeper said there would be no mission at all if we insisted on taking the A.S.P.V. so we decided to keep quiet.
Obviously, with the threat of spiders and without protection, I was forced to set up my command post at the top of the ladder. Teddy was sent into the attic to do research on the end of a string. From the data Teddy collected, and my observations from the command post, our important attic notes are as follows:
- The rumours are not true: Santa does not live in the loft.
- Spiders are cleverer than everyone thought. They designed attic hatches to be too small for otters to bring their Anti-Spider Protection Vehicles.
- If you are an otter going to the attic, your legs WILL be too small for the ladder. Always bring an Otter Keeper to help carry you.
- Tying Teddy to a string is surprisingly fun, and should be done more often.
I felt very sad when the Attic Mission was over and Otter Keeper carried us back down the ladder. However, I soon realised he was bringing someone else down with us! Otter Keeper said he’d found his old Teddy from years ago when he was small, and he thought maybe we’d like to meet him. This was great news — we hadn’t expected to make a new friend!
The rest of the day was spent getting to know ‘Cedric.’ He’s really friendly and has lots in common with Teddy. However, Teddy is being a bit rude. He refuses to talk to Cedric and won’t tell me why. I’ve told him not to be jealous, and that he will always be my best friend because I’ve known him the longest, but so far he’s stayed silent.
I hope Teddy and Cedric can resolve their issues soon. I wanted to make an attic presentation to Giraffe this evening, and this will be awkward if everyone’s not getting on.