Good morning, Adam.
Hello Margie. Thanks for inviting me to stop by.
I understand you have a new book being released this summer.
That I do. My first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, will be released on August 27, 2013 from Simon & Schuster.
Hmmm...can you explain why UPS delivered six cases of bananas to my front door?
There could be a lot of reasons for that. You won the banana of the month sweepstakes? Bizarre neighbor prank? Xena needs a little more potassium in her diet?
No, no and no, Adam. Also whenever Xena and I walk around the yard, the birdsong has been replaced with jungle noises and guitar music. You wouldn't have any idea why, would you?
OH. That might not be good. Um, you didn't by chance watch...the book trailer I sent you?
Well...I thought I was supposed to watch it, wasn't I? It's just a video isn't it? Adam, is there something you aren't telling me?
Um...something I'm not telling you...nope. Nothing at all. Everything is fine. Maybe you are experiencing one of those global warming phenomenons. You know, like they talk about on the news. With all the animal migrations and ice melts and such. Have you seen less snow and ice recently?
Now that you mention it, my yard does seem to be looking more like summer as opposed to my neighbors who still have piles of snow. Hmmmmm...
Perhaps, given the events of the past week at my home, I'm thinking it might prove to be important if you were to share more information about your book. What sparked the idea for you to write it?
Well, that's a bit of a long story. Not Doctor Zhivago long, more like unnecessarily making The Hobbit
That's all well and good, but I don't have the book. And I'm wondering Adam, if you asked the monkeys' permission prior to putting them in the book. They could be a tad put out. EEEEEKKKKK! Adam, vines are starting to grow out of my walls. What should I do? Oh...My...Goodness...Adam? There's a monkey riding on Xena's back. I'm starting to hear those jungle noises and guitar music inside my house. Adam? Ada? A? (The sounds of howling monkeys and one barking dog are all that can be heard.)
Margie? Hello? Margie? Uh oh, Xena. Now I've done it. I shouldn't have sent the trailer. You need to keep people from watching it. It could be dangerous.
Warning: Do Not Watch This Trailer!
Really. Not kidding here. Look what happened to Margie.
You should stop now.
Don't click play.