20 April 2009

Unnecessary Sequel Third Place Winner: Kitty’s First Meteor Hurtling on a Terrifying Death Path Toward Earth

Third Place in the Unnecessary Children's Book Sequels That Never Were Contest goes to Hannah Mahoney with her sequel to Kevin Henkes' modern classic, Kitten's First Full Moon:
Kitty’s First Meteor Hurtling on a Terrifying Death Path Toward Earth: Henkes goes for the dark side in the sequel to Kitten’s First Full Moon. Please note that scenes of worldwide panic and of the apocalyptic destruction of the eastern seaboard may not be appropriate for the very youngest readers. -Hannah Mahoney (Copy Manager, Candlewick Press)


And then of course (as with all successful children's books these days), comes the blockbuster movie adaptation:



Congratulations Hannah, and thanks for your winning submission! 2nd and 1st Place (along with more honorable mentions) will be coming up throughout the week. Check in with Saints and Spinners for all the details!

Note: Contest judges were the eminent Melangell and Phil. Thanks guys!

11 comments:

Saints and Spinners said...

Poor kitty!

Schelle said...

rofl... having seen the illustrations, I start to imagine another sequel - along the lines of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - but with Kitty as the star... hmmm... furrball the size of a planet?

KATE COOMBS said...

PLEASE tell me someone's going to show this to Kevin Henkes! Very, very funny!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Cue first coffee spit take of the week on my computer monitor. My, that one's funny.

Yat-Yee said...

Poor Kitty, resting so serenely...

Thanks for the extras, Minh. Keep 'em coming, please! (Like mothers say, good manners can get us a long way!)

Love your goodnight moon by the way. Now when I read it to my children, I'll have to use my noir voice.

MotherReader said...

Excellent. Perfect title, description, and cover art. Oh, and I'd see the movie.

Minh said...

so, the consensus is... more kittens facing a violent and imminent death?

my word, the kidlitosphere is more morbid that i thought...

Minh said...

Note: I had to change the image... something was wrong with the first image and the meteor came out all pixelated--and it was killing me all day at work... hope that's not cheating!

Hannah M said...

Thanks so much, Minh! The movie poster is inspired! Love it.

Minh said...

Glad you like the illustration, Hannah... thanks for the submission!

note: it wasn't easy fitting "Kitten’s First Meteor Hurtling on a Terrifying Death Path Toward Earth" into the picture... that sure is a mouthful!

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view