|Look, here it is! Our I Am Otter book cover! I love it for SO many reasons. It’s obviously been very well designed. (I know this because I am right in the middle of it!) It’s also yellow, and although yellow isn’t my favourite crayon, it’s a brilliant colour for a book. As soon as Otter Keeper showed me, I insisted (after lots of jumping on the sofa, of course) that we all rate it out of 10. And guess what? We all gave the new Otter book cover 10/10—even Teddy, and he’s not very good at rating things!
I hope you like my book cover as much as I do! Teddy and I are going to spend the day looking at it and asking Otter Keeper lots and lots of questions. He gave me a funny look when I told him this… I think it was relief, as he was probably worried he wouldn’t be able to come up with something fun to do for the day!
Oh! And, after seeing the cover, the day got even better when we remembered it was time to choose winners for our competition! This went really, really well… apart from one thing: We were sad that we couldn’t pick more winners. We had over 700 entries and lots of people wrote some very kind things to us. It seems really unfair that we can’t send everyone a book, but congratulations to the three people who DID win! They are: Teresa Nguyen, Gina Carbone, and Delilah Dawson!
Thank you SO much to everyone who entered! And don’t worry, Teddy and I have decided that next we’re going to invent a competition where everyone wins! Otter Keeper says if everyone wins, then it’s not a competition… but he’s just being difficult (he must be over-excited about the book cover). We don’t need to listen to him.
The other day, Teddy and I asked Otter Keeper how many days were left before our book comes out (we usually ask this question at least 4 or 5 times each day), and he said he had some good news! It turns out he’s finally finished the last bit, which is the front cover. Although the book still won’t be out until next year, he says we are allowed to show everyone the cover next Tuesday, October 8!
But the best news of all is that he says we can celebrate by holding a competition! Otter Keeper may be a slow colourer, but I have to admit he has some very fun ideas. He says the competition will be a quiz, and even better, he let ME choose the questions! I’ve decided there will be 3 winners, and for prizes, each winner will get a copy of our book (signed by me!). I thought about also offering a weekend holiday with Teddy as a prize…but I realised I’d miss him too much.
Otter Keeper has put me in charge of the competition, so we’ve set up our Important Competition Headquarters in the hallway. If you want to enter, just fill in the questions below! (Only Giraffe and Pig have entered so far). You can enter the competition until next Tuesday morning, when we’ll announce the 3 winners AND show everyone the cover!
Good luck! (I can tell you now that Giraffe hasn’t won. He got a question wrong, even though I helped him.)
Sorry everyone, but the best competition ever is now closed! Don’t worry, we’ll have another one soon.
At the weekend me and Teddy got some great news: Otter Keeper was taking us on a special trip to The Garden Centre!
If you own a garden then The Garden Centre is very important. The bigger your garden the more you should visit The Garden Centre, and the more of your pocket money you should probably spend on plants (but if you have no garden at all, you shouldn’t come because you might get bored). Me and Teddy think buying plants is a great thing to do! But for us, by far the most important activity at The Garden Centre is riding in the specially designed trolley.
Now, If you think riding in a supermarket trolley is fun (which everyone does), then you MUST try out a garden centre trolley, they are a superior model in every way. The unique design can cover larger distances, go faster and have space for not only plants but also a driver AND their best friend/co-pilot! To top it all, they’re very easy to control which conveniently leaves the pilot free to give advice on which flowers are the prettiest and should be purchased.
The only annoying thing about our trip was that after a lot of free advice was given to Otter Keeper to help him buy the best plants, he then refused to buy me and Teddy sweets at the checkout! He said we had to get home for tea and refused to see how ungrateful he was being! At this point we had to get out of the trolley and leave that behind too, which really didn’t help.