Thursday 10 May 2012

50 reasons why Oliver Jeffers should visit our blog!

RIGHT! Here goes.. If this doesn't work nothing will.....Here are 50 reasons why Oliver Jeffers should appear on the Book Sniffer blog when he's in the UK!

1- I lent him a pen at an event at Waterstone's Piccadilly a few years ago and I need it back

2 - I first met Oliver at the Ottakar's launch for the hardback of How to Catch a Star where
     he pinched a display copy of his book off the table for me and signed it - I'd like to thank
     him for that..He told me never to steal and that it was bad.. I never have. 

3-  The corner of aforementioned treasured signed hardback copy of How to Catch a Star
      was chewed (gummed) on by my elderly 19 year old cat and I have been bereft
      ever since... I might need a new one.

The damage!
Yeah I chewed your Jeffers.. what of it?
4- He is on stage at Hay Festival at the same time as my illustrative buddy Leigh
    Hodgkinson and she's gutted she won't get her book signed so I'd like to do that for her.

5- He and I have similar moustaches - I'd like to compare notes on grooming

6- My copy of Stuck is still stuck up in a tree in the garden and I can't get it down so I
    wonder if he could use my pen to help unwedge it

7- I play the kazoo he plays the Uke, I think we'd make a rather snazzy skiffle band

8- I have reviewed  the Huey's here

9- My review for the Huey's started a new tend in "Jumper Lunges" I'd like to jumper lunge
    for him by way of thanks

10- I have an App review blog too - The Heart and the Bottle was my fave app

11- My new born baby purchased a Heart in the Bottle necklace for me for Mothers Day this
      year.. I'm still not sure who'd been giving him pocket money, and at 4 months old I'm not
      entirely sure how he placed the order over the Internet

12- I brought one of each colour of the Great Paper Caper

13- I have pre-ordered This Moose Belongs to Me and told everyone I know to do the same

14- He beat me in a paper aeroplane flying competition at one of his book launches Id like
      to quiz him about his paper folding techniques *cough cheat*

15- I frequently re-post content from his fabulous facebook page to great critical acclaim

16- We used to email each other about picture books we liked but lost touch when he went
       to America-land

17- I have set up an Oliver Jeffers appreciation board on the Book Sniffer Pinterest account

18- Author Giles Paley-Phillips says "everyone who is anyone has to go on the booksniffer
      because sniffing books is better than eating them "

19- Illustrator Emma Dodd says " Oliver You should visit on the Book sniffer Blog because
      it's fantastic and entertaining and... Mr Pug is a HUGE fan ..... and loads and loads
      of people read it...

20- Book Seller and Book Sniffer Robert Welton says "I want Oliver on the Book Sniffer blog
      because A) my son only goes to sleep with his books... B) could any other author's
      be as sweet, gentle and have that 'awwwwwwwww' factor... C) I bloody love lost
      and found...

21- Actress Deborah Wastell says Oliver should appear on the Sniffer because  all the
      mummies and the mummies' friends love him. Fact.   


22- Lottie Stoddart says "Oliver needs to meet the Book Sniffer because the Sniffer needs
      advice on head wear and Jeffers is good at hats"

23- Rosi Book Eater wants us to let her know if he smells nice so we need to sniff him for
      that reason alone... I imagine he smells of wood, chocolate and fine dark ale..... and
      freshly sharpened pencils

24- I need to tell him how much I appreciate the hidden gems underneath the dust jackets

25- I have only had occasion to wear my bow tie once this year

26- Author Michelle Robinson says "Oliver should appear on the Sniffer "because he is the
       King of working with children and animals, and you are both ;)"  ...and there will
       probably be cake. Come on, Jeffers. CAKE....AND who wouldn't want to be sniffed by a
       pug, anyway?

27- He lives in America-land and we are curious to know about "grits"

28- I'm a Book Sniffer O'Donovan so I expect we are related somehow!

29- More from Author Michelle Robinson 'Because Book Sniffer is the most highly regarded
      pug in children's publishing'

30- and MORE  'Because the pug had a large following of clever, attractive book buying

31- and morrrre from Michelle Robinson "and also, if he doesn't, we can accuse him of
      being cruel to animal(s).

32- We have 1114 eager beaver followers on Facebok clamouring for your appearance on
       the Book Sniffer blog !

33- Aimee Olley - Teacher from the Emerald Isle says "I have been looking at Oliver Jeffers
       work in The New York Times recently. But my dog ate the paper.... And now I have
       diddly Jeffers to look at. So please share with the people back East! "

34- We have ordered a truck load of Oliver "Jaffa" Cakes just in case he turns up for tea

35- Could you say no to this?

36- or this?

37- or this?

38- MORE from Michelle Robinson ... And a bit of intimate puggy probing will almost
     definitely lead to his next brilliant book idea. Right?
39- I need a new photo of him..I accidentally took this one last time I saw him...
Mario Testino eat your heart out!
 40- This dude is still stuck in a tree somewhere near book sniffer towers and he needs

41- Now I'm stranded in the burbs there's no way I'll get to Edinburgh fest to see him!

42- I know the best pubs in Hay-on-Wye.. but I'll only tell if he appears on the Sniffer..

43- He can star in our "guys in bow ties" Book Sniffer photo gallery

44- I made a pledge to myself and wished upon a new years star that this year would be the
      year that we got Jeffers on the blog.. so short of getting his name tattooed on my ample
      butt, I'm not sure how else to do it!

45- From Illustrator Nicky OByrne  "Because it would be fun. For everyone!"

46- From Illustrator Nicky OByrne "Because we need to find out what he smells like."

 47- From Illustrator Nicky OByrne "Because of cake and biscuits."

48- The rainbow and the pot of gold definitely end here at Book Sniffer towers!

49- We'll name baby number two Huey!

50- I quite like his books..LIKE ALOT!

51- Bonus reason from Illustrator Kitty Dinners. "Because we love him?!"

52- Another bonus reason from Helen Boyle of TBK magazine .."Because it's the hippest, bookish, beauty of a blog bonanza and you serve lovely cakes..."

1 comment:

  1. Well... that should do it then. What more is there to be said!

    Jaffa cakes all round and wait for the man himself to turn up!


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