Sock Monkey furious about Rabbit & Robot’s good fortune

30 Jan

OK. Most of you know my good news, which is, wonder of wonders, Rabbit & Robot received a Geisel Honor on Monday. Holy cow. I am stunned but grateful. Very grateful — especially to all of you who have been so supportive through the years, and to the committee who considered it a contender in the first place. Definitely take the time to check out all the folks whose hard work was rewarded by the ALA Youth Media Awards — I am a big fan of a lot of them!

Tom was there to hear the announcement. I knew the night before, but didn’t tell him. It was worth keeping it a secret! You can hear a distinct yell (or at least I think I can) when you watch the webcast! That yell made me very happy.

But someone was NOT happy. And that someone is your friend and mine, Sock Monkey. He’s here today to point out something very important, that often gets overlooked: Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie received the International Disco Ball Hall of Fame and Fortune and Dance Award. And he’s got the picture to prove it:

S.M.: A bad loser, or a good winner? You make the call.

S.M.: A bad loser, or a good winner? You make the call.

Sock Monkey thinks the nice flowers that came for — ahem — someone else (and thank you Madge and Candlewick Press, very much) — actually came for him. And I’m letting him think that, because a moody monkey makes for a very difficult housemate. Here is the kitchen version of S.M. with his flowers:

Fleurs from Madge and her family...

Fleurs from Madge and her family…

...and fleurs from Candlewick Press. Featuring Thing from the Addams Family!

…and fleurs from Candlewick Press. Featuring Thing from the Addams Family!

Anyway, thanks to EVERYONE everywhere who has made this such an exciting time for all of us. Just, wowza wow wow, is all that can really  be said.




5 Responses to “Sock Monkey furious about Rabbit & Robot’s good fortune”

  1. Jess Stork Glicoes January 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh no! He looks so sad!

  2. jama January 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Poor Sock Monkey! He seems to really like, ahem, “his” flowers, though. Love those painted cabinets and THING. 🙂

  3. Donna January 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Congratulations! Rabbit and Robot wear it well. And SM’s fleurs are beeeeutiful!

  4. Carolyn S. Brodie February 9, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Hi CeCe,
    I was honored to announce your Geisel Honor Book Award at the ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference….I’m Carolyn Brodie, ALSC President and also a professor in the Kent State School of Library and Information Science. It was terrific to make the announcements for the ALSC awards and one of them be a KSU alum in my own CCI College!

    You might remember when you came over and talked with some of our students a couple years back and also gave us an illustration for our Marantz Picturebook Collection (thank you again for that).

    Congratulations and all best wishes! Carolyn Brodie

    • Cece Bell February 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Thank you so much, Carolyn! I was very excited to find out that the announcer of the Geisel was a KSU professor! Very, very cool. I sure did love it there. I DO remember coming to talk to the students…I LOVE that children’s book collection more than words can say. Thanks again for writing! Hope I get to come back sometime.

      Best to you!

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