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The Best News Ever by samuel123 The Best News Ever by samuel123
So Otter got a book deal with HarperCollins!!!!

and here is the story..in full on my website

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"Out of all the ĎBest Days Everí that weíve had, today is the best one yet! Ė even Otter Keeper agrees! This is because we have just signed a deal with some very important people that make books (HarperCollins) and this means we will soon have a real book! (This also means me and Teddy will be famous).

When we first got the news I was a bit confused, so Otter Keeper sat down and explained everything to me. I didnít understand most of it but Otter Keeper was so happy I didnít mind. He then said we mustnít let the fame go to our heads and become big headed, which was also a bit of a strange thing to say. However, this is apparently an unfortunate thing that can happen to you when you get famous.

I thought about everything for a while and decided that, as a precaution I had better measure Teddyís head each day to make sure it isnít getting any bigger. I donít mind doing this, because measuring things (especially your friendsí heads) is always a fun thing to do. When I discussed this plan with Otter Keeper he found it really funny and at this point I also got a cuddle, which came at a good time because I was getting REALLY confused.

Otter Keeper says the first book will not be finished for a while yet, and this is a little sad. Otter Keeper is really good at colouring in, so why would it take this long? Iíve asked him but he just says making a real book takes time.

The good news is, Iím going to show Otter Keeper that publishing a book should not be as confusing or take as long as he says it does. Iíve decided to publish my own Otter book. Itís going to be called ĎOtterís Best Book Everí and Iím going to be publishing it myself next Wednesday using our printer. Itís a great plan and when I told Otter Keeper he laughed at me again.. and I got yet another cuddle.

So it turns out that although being famous can be really confusing, itís actually a great thing because not only is it really easy to make other people laugh, you also get more cuddles than usual! If this is what being famous is like I may be beginning to understand why we are now expecting Teddyís head to get bigger soon.

In fact I had better go and take a measurement of Teddyís head now. I need to keep an eye on it as it would be very hard to go exploring under the sofa if Teddyís head got much bigger. Otter Keeper says some famous people can get REALLY big heads."
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Invierno1505 May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Too cute, too cute, too cute!! SO CUTE <3

And huzzah's all round ^_____^
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Arichy Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here Happy Holidays! :love:
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:iconnicole-nyx:
I think that you are so talented and your illustrations are wonderful, adorable and completely gorgeous to say the least. Thank you for being an inspiration and CONGRATULATIONS! Keep up the awesomeness. :D
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samuel123 Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww Thanks Nicole, that is very kind of you to say so :)

I'll pass your kind words on to Otter and Teddy ;)
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BondoFox Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And someday, I may even learn to close my HTML tags :derpyplz:
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BondoFox Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It couldn't happen to a better artist! CONGRATS, man!! My kids are all grown, but I want a copy when it comes out.

An advanced autographed copy would be wonderful ... ;)
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Alnia Sep 24, 2012   Writer
That's so awesome that you got a book deal! So happy for you :D
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:iconzian-choy:
Congratulations! And hurrah on the Richard Scarry pun.

Perhaps Otter could be entertained by the cats in How a Book is Made by Aliki. :D
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:iconpariah87:
:clap: (finally!) I believe Otter's keeper is thrilled.
Congratulations! :nod:
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:iconorpheus-samhain:
I am so happy for you! Congratulations!
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