Welcome to the First Ever Brown Book Project Book Opening! Officially this is Book One of the First Ever Brown Book Project Book Opening. Say that ten times fast. Practice now because I'll be making you say it after having visited the open bar.
That's right I did say open bar! Come on in and grab your favorite drink, it's all virtual and it's all free. Know what that means? Oh yeah, that means no need for a designated driver! Oh, the hors d'oeuvres will be around soon. We have pate, caviar, little wieners on sticks, cheese balls with crackers and fruit cups. Finger food away, while we discuss the first book to be read.
Speaking of which, shall we unveil? Below is a short (of length and stature) story accompanied by illustrations in which the first book makes its debut!
The Gnome Queen and Her Scepter of Cleanliness
Once upon a time, in a far-away kingdom, lived a land of gnomes. They were a peace loving sort who most enjoyed eating chocolate chip cookies, making sand castles and riding bicycles.
But unfortunately, they had a grumpy, grumbly queen who made them work at chores all day long. She never smiled and she always had more work for her subjects to do.
Then one day, one of the gnomes had a splendid idea. They would all pitch in their meager allowances and buy the queen a gift. Maybe the gift would make her happy and keep her busy so that she would smile and let them play more. So the gnomes all got together and bought the queen a book. They knew that she loved reading but had not had any new books for a long time. When they gave her the book she was surprised to get a gift from her subjects whom she knew she had been so grumpy with.
She opened the gift and was the happiest she had ever been. She thanked them ever so much, promising to be a more happy queen. All of the gnomes in the kingdom jumped for joy.
(Note the 'jazz hands')
Then she did the most astonishing thing. She pronounced that every year hereafter would be a national holiday for celebrating books and that no gnome would ever work on this day of the year ever again.
And a quick little video of the actual opening:
Two notes of reminder:
1. Make a comment on this post anytime this week and on Friday I will be pulling one name to win a surprise goodie bag!
2. We will plan to start reading Me of Little Faith next Monday the 8th of September. Get your funny bone out and Lewis Black's book and let's get to reading.