WootBot


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Kids' books are great! They're like grown-up books with fewer of the boring parts (the words) and more of the good stuff (pictures)! But it seems like there's always some some movie producer or artist who wants to gut a children's book just to make a little bit of money. Well, for those guys, we've got 7 simple words: "How do we get in on that?" 

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omarfeliciano


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This is an awesome theme!

ste7enl


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An embarrassment of riches. I don't know what to start with. Fun theme.

tjschaeffer


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So many ideas...ugh, I hate having to pick because I'm always afraid I'll pick the wrong one.

EDIT: Googling shows that one of them has been done already. Well, that helps a lot.

oakenspirit


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NONONONO- I might have to sit out this week and this is the best theme EVER-

I'll see if I can crank something out-


Enedlhach


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Fun theme. I am assuming there are Dr. Suess shirts to ensue.

cdrewlow


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So, should titles be "Inspired by X"?

agingdragqueen


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You guys.


taternuggets


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agingdragqueen wrote:You guys.



I was thinking more like twilight.


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tbolt86


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My first thought:



My second thought: Is Harry Potter a Children's Book, or are we separating picture books from older children's fiction (since Twilight was mentioned)?

agingdragqueen


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tbolt86 wrote:My first thought:



My second thought: Is Harry Potter a Children's Book, or are we separating picture books from older children's fiction (since Twilight was mentioned)?



LULZ

I think tater was joking about Twilight (I hope), but not totally sure on HP, but I definitely consider it a children's book. Just be careful, they are highly protected characters.


fishbiscuit5


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tbolt86 wrote:My first thought:



My second thought: Is Harry Potter a Children's Book, or are we separating picture books from older children's fiction (since Twilight was mentioned)?



Harry Potter, Twilight, Divergent, The Hobbit, all considered children's books and all sitting on my bookshelf in my classroom. So, fair game?



pepsivanilla


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This is the most excited a derby theme has ever made me. I'm looking forward to seeing way too many things that want to part me from my cash!

taternuggets


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agingdragqueen wrote:LULZ

I think tater was joking about Twilight (I hope), but not totally sure on HP, but I definitely consider it a children's book. Just be careful, they are highly protected characters.



I was kidding about twilight but now fishbiscuit wants it in. so, that's not on me.


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fishbiscuit5


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taternuggets wrote:I was kidding about twilight but now fishbiscuit wants it in. so, that's not on me.



I'm not going to feel whole unless I get to draw sparkly vampires.



taternuggets


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I'm not going to feel whole unless I get to draw sparkly vampires.



I've found that "sparkly" is tricky.

Advice to any newcomers.... I've never seen a NIMH shirt get past the hammer at woot.


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Spiritgreen


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:Harry Potter, Twilight, Divergent, The Hobbit, all considered children's books and all sitting on my bookshelf in my classroom. So, fair game?



Twilight and Divergent are kind of the definition of YA novels, aren't they?

fishbiscuit5


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Spiritgreen wrote:Twilight and Divergent are kind of the definition of YA novels, aren't they?



Both are on a 4th grade reading level and considered YA or Children's fiction. I don't really want to draw sparkly vampires. ;)



ste7enl


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:Both are on a 4th grade reading level and considered YA or Children's fiction. I don't really want to draw sparkly vampires. ;)



Why is twilight sitting on any shelf in any school for any age?

agingdragqueen


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Spiritgreen wrote:Twilight and Divergent are kind of the definition of YA novels, aren't they?



YA is a different category than children. I think HP can be both Young Adult and Children's Lit because it can appeal to both, Twilight on the other hand would not be suitable for children. We're talking more about young childrens' books. Maybe I should wait for tgentry & skemmis to come back and clarify for real.


fishbiscuit5


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ste7enl wrote:Why is twilight sitting on any shelf in any school for any age?



Because all the library copies are always checked out.



fishbiscuit5


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agingdragqueen wrote:YA is a different category than children. I think HP can be both Young Adult and Children's Lit because it can appeal to both, Twilight on the other hand would not be suitable for children. We're talking more about young childrens' books. Maybe I should wait for tgentry & skemmis to come back and clarify for real.



Taternuggets started it!



bluetuba


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"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

ambergreen


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Maybe there should be a mashup of Curious George and Georgie the ghost...

George was a good little ghost monkey and lived up in the little attic of a little house.

Spiritgreen


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I don't really want to draw sparkly vampires. ;)



I wouldn't mind if you did. (but the Rejectionator might not agree)

taternuggets


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bluetuba wrote:



Wait, apples poop?


fishbiscuit5 wrote:Taternuggets started it!



As a public service to alert the authorities. ;)


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tgentry


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Let's skew younger on this one. If it's found in the young adult section (Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, etc) let's leave it out.

jessisima


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Here's a first draft of an idea I'm playing with. I'm not sure if it will fly or not...



Thoughts?

design2heart


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Hm, I didn't have any chance to read children's book.

What the heck did I do when I was a kid?

MrBignell


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jessisima wrote:Here's a first draft of an idea I'm playing with. I'm not sure if it will fly or not...



Thoughts?



Very cute, but I feel GOT is done to death on shirt sites.

Narfcake


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I expect to see some good catshirts, but I do need to remind that The Cat in the Box has been done already.

omarfeliciano


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jessisima wrote:Here's a first draft of an idea I'm playing with. I'm not sure if it will fly or not...



Thoughts?



I had the exact same idea. I'm glad you decided to make it, I have something else in the works. Maybe change the font to something more Dr. Seuss like

lyonscc


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One of my favorite series in grade school, many eons ago.



Thoughts?

MrBignell


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I love this topic. I want to stay up all night to work on the design, but alas, I have a day job.

Any thoughts so far on this design? It's just a start, but you can see the concept. Please excuse my placeholders .


bluejester


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taternuggets wrote:Wait, apples poop?



Wait, do they? Suddenly I'm too creeped out to eat apples any more.

Enedlhach


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I tried to do something different this week

fishbiscuit5


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taternuggets wrote:As a public service to alert the authorities. ;)



Ditto. ;)



wootdude5


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Just to put it out, Horton Hears a (Dr) Who is done already - I cant figure out how to download the image onto here though.

jimw00t


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bluetuba wrote:



How do apples poop?

jimw00t


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jimw00t wrote:How do apples poop?



sorry, didn't see Tater's similar comment...now I'm a bit worried ;)