22 April 2009

Unnecessary Sequels Second Place Winner: The Very Hungry Larva (or Moth Madness)

Second Place in the Unnecessary Children's Book Sequels That Never Were Contest goes to Elaine Magliaro of Wild Rose Reader and her sequel to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpiller:
The Very Hungry Larva or Moth Madness: This is the tale of a "mad about plaid" caterpillar that eats his way through all the heirloom tartans in a Scottish castle. The larva is finally caught and "kilt" by a wild and woolly sheep shearer and his weaver wife who live on the banks of Loch Lamb. -Elaine Magliaro

Congratulations Elaine, and thanks for the great suggestion! 1st Place (and maybe a few more honorable mentions) will continue to rollout during the rest of the week. Check in with Saints and Spinners for all the details!

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


Jules at 7-Imp said...

That Elaine. I knew she'd have a good one.

jama said...

Faboo! Congrats to Elaine. *thunderous applause*

Elaine Magliaro said...


Love your illustration of the tartan-eating larva. Writing the "unnecessary titles" that I submitted to the contest was a lot of fun!

I'm looking forward to finding out which title is the first place winner--and to seeing your illustration for it.

Minh said...

Thanks everyone...

and I'm glad you're happy with the illustration, Elaine! It's tough trying to make illustrations that live up to such vivid suggestions!