Crankee Doodle named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People

3 Aug

Well, not really. But close!

CRANKEE DOODLE is on page 67 of this week’s People magazine! Holy smokes. We are listed under the heading Best New Kids’ Books, along with THE DARK, by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by my current favorite illustrator, Jon Klassen; OL’ MAMA SQUIRREL, by David Ezra Stein; JOURNEY, by Aaron Becker; RUMP, by Liesl Shurtliff; DOLL BONES by Holly Black; and ELEANOR & PARK, by Rainbow Rowell. Some really fine company.

So, Crankee and Pony heard the news, and assumed that they would get a cover like this:



But it wasn’t to be. Crankee was quite jealous to see the lovely Duchess Kate holding her new baby on the cover instead; everyone in the aisle (where we were buying a copy of the magazine) heard him shout, “WE WON THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THIS?” Pony, on the other hand, exclaimed “I absolutely adore babies!” and promptly purchased a powder blue satin riding saddle for England’s future king.

There you have it. The actual page looks like this:


As Tom pointed out, brought to you by DulcoEase stool softener. A good reminder to stay humble, if ever I saw one.

All in all, a very nice surprise!





9 Responses to “Crankee Doodle named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People”

  1. jama August 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Too cool! 🙂

    • Cece Bell August 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      Thank you, Jama! If only my house looked less Sanford & Son, and more like one of those movie star homes…But it’s exciting, and thanks for being a part of it! Hope you are well and thriving!

  2. Margie Jackson August 3, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    That IS too cool! And you even got the biggest picture, and top billing on the page, too! Way to go!!

    • Cece Bell August 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks, Margie! Is it wrong to admit that being on the top was kinda nice? But I really, really like all the other books on that page, too. Who knows how those things get arranged in the first place, eh? Hope you’re well!

  3. madelynrosenberg August 4, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    Oh, that stool softener ad is MARV. And only ups this honor, in my opinion!!!!

    • Cece Bell August 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

      Oh, Madge, thank you. Since kids may or may not read this blog, I will keep my comments about what the words “ups this honor” brought to mind. Especially in light of the DulcoEase ad. I like that the ad was so very pink! Sigh. Miss you!

  4. Jess Stork Glicoes August 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Yay! Ah the lofty endorsement of stool softener. What could come next? Laxative endorsement? 🙂

    • Cece Bell August 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

      Jess, a girl can dream, right? I’m already sitting by the phone, hoping that Ex Lax will call…

  5. MC August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mary Crockett and commented:
    It’s official. My buds Cece Bell and Tom Angleberger are PEOPLE!!!

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