Monday, February 2, 2009

Cece Bell and Sock Monkey postal mail surprise!

Remember how a couple of weeks ago I was raving about Cece Bell and her incredible books about Sock Monkey?

Well, I sent a link to the posting to Ms. Bell herself and got a super sweet email back:
Hi D'Anne!

Thank you very much for your note, and especially for the blog post. They both really made my day! Consider yourself the newest member of Sock Monkey's fan club.

Also, many congratulations on your soon-to-arrive baby. That is wonderful news. I will be sure to enclose something for Peanut.

I would love to see your children's book collection, by the way. Wow.

Thanks again for the positive energy! Sock Monkey himself is pleased as punch.

With many good wishes to you!
Well, imagine my surprise and delight when I got a big envelope in the mail today from none other than Cece and Sock Monkey themselves!

In the surprise package of happiness was a Sock Monkey pencil, a laminated membership card, an original drawing of Sock Monkey, a Sock Monkey button that says "I like Sock Monkey he is my friend," a Sock Monkey flattened penny (amazing!), a laminated "Admit It! You Love the Monkey" ticket, a bookmark featuring Jerry Bee from her new book Bee-Wigged, and a Monkey Power t-shirt (a child's size medium, which would have fit me a few years ago, but no longer. However, I'm pretty sure that the shirt is the aforementioned "something for Peanut." Perhaps Cece knows something about childhood obesity rates that should worry us).

Wow! And it isn't even my birthday!

Needless to say, Cece Bell and Sock Monkey have a fan for life, and a couch to sleep on should they ever be in Michigan.


Laura said...

How awesome! Sock Monkey is the cutest children's book character ever.

Anonymous said...

Sock Monkeys pwn all.