April 21, 2015

Looks like I need to get a new My Little Pony bass

Rainbow Dash forever!

If you're not familiar with this Little Pony, "Rainbow Dash loves to fly and is always ready to play a game, or go on an adventure. She is beyond loyal to her pony friends."

But wait a minute…Rainbow Dash doesn’t like to read? 

*cancels order

I need a Twilight Sparkle bass instead!

Bass design by Phoenix Vaithilincam.

April 16, 2015

This is how real men go shopping


Sightings from Abroad

Suzanne Taylor (publisher and creative director at Gibbs Smith) sent me this photo of the new editions of Girl and Boy Stuff at the London Book Fair.
And my sister Kathleen spotted my books at The Coop . . . which serves as bookstore for both Harvard and M.I.T.!

April 14, 2015

Open up and say "Awesome"! (Who knew popsicle sticks were so cool?)

So Austria has a “Domino Team” that set a new Guinness World Record. It was for the biggest popsicle stick chain reaction (or “stick bomb”). These folks used 30,849 sticks.

But you can make your own stick bomb with way fewer! (But you need at least two.)

Caution: Take your time eating the popsicles. You don’t want to let an ice cream headache ruin your stick bomb.

April 7, 2015

Another young reader with excellent taste!

April 6, 2015

And so the ambush is laid...

In the unlikely event you don't have The Big Book of Superheroes, here's the "activity":
If you’re being chased by someone taller than you, here’s the greatest ambush of all time. To set it up, think about your escape route. See, you’re going to taunt your enemy, and then flee with your foe hot on your heels. And there needs to be a doorway that you’re going to run through. It’s best if this doorway isn’t at the end of a long hall. (You don’t want your opponent to get a good look at it while running towards it.) 
 First, get some packing tape (which is clear, wide, and strong). Ha ha! Stretch the packing tape across the doorway just above where the top of your head is. Anchor it securely at both ends. 
 Now, go taunt your enemy. Maybe you’ll say something clever (“You stink!”), or do something harmless but impish (ear flick!). You have to be annoying enough that your enemy chases you. Once that’s done, run fast and head for that doorway. You’ll pass below the tape harmlessly. But your pursuer won’t be so lucky!