Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Am Obsessed with Butts

I am still totally shell-shocked by the visit from The Bear. I don't think I could have been more surprised if a giraffe knocked on my door wearing a suit and tie. I mean, bears don't just casually saunter by when you live in central Jersey! It's surreal.

Anyway, I tried reading Jordan my latest PB manuscript to see if it had kid appeal, but she wasn't too helpful. No matter what I read her lately, her feedback is, "Change animal X to a puppy, and make him a she." Ha! She is obsessed with dogs. Guess I need a new six-year-old beta reader.

She did think the underwear line was hilarious though. This got me thinking... why do all my PBs mention undergarments and tushes? Rump, butt, caboose, tush, behind, rear, panties.... they appear in nearly every manuscript I write! Hmm... perhaps I need therapy?

10 comments:

Kristi Faith said...

Oh you have me laughing out loud for real. LOL!!!! Your beta reader sounds like mine. And the tush thing....yeah, I think it has to do with being a mom. I don't know about you, but I think there is nothing more adorable and innocent than a naked baby rear end! LOL

storyqueen said...

hahaha!

and you've just had a visit from a bear butt....bare butt...get it?

When I was in first grade, the most checked out book from out library was one called, "Do Baby Bears Wear Underwear?"

Kids+underwear (or butts) = win!

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I can't top (or bottom) Shelley's comment, so I'll just sit here on my butt laughing.

Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

a giraffe in a suit and tie = LOL!!!! i smell a PB idea...haha

Tamika: said...

Ha! Keep writing what works~ even tushes!

Rebecca said...

Because kids LOVE references to undies and rumps!

Rena said...

LOL @ the butt & underwear references. Kids love that sort of thing. Not sure why, but mine giggle whenever they read the word "stupid" in a book. Weird.

Hardygirl said...

Yes! I love a good panty story!!

And, we're in Colorado. Last year, a bear came to our front door, and my husband chased him away with a broom. He hasn't been back this year . . .

sf

beth said...

Whoa! I missed the bear!!!

OK--I think this is a clear sign that your next book needs to be...BEAR BUTTS! :)

Heidi Willis said...

Underwear sells books. It's true.

One of my kids favorite books to get from the library was an A-Z garbage truck book. The garbage truck eats garbage. You know what the letter D was? Dirty diapers.

That was the only reason they kept borrowing the book. Those two words. They thought it was hilarious.