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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Race #2, Picture Book Blogs (Presented by Heather and Tina)


Welcome friends from far and near,
Thanks for coming; for being here.

First, some business, before we play,
Disqualification for all who stray!

Sign in at the comments down below,
New clues, every 10, after you go.

Leave Respectful words at each new place,
Stay On Blog Topic--or you're out of this race.

Collect Jon's clues from the comment pile,
Visible by their CAPITAL style.

Return again, comment that you're done,
Submit your phrase, maybe you've won!

There's not much more for you to know.
Welcome to the circus; away we go!

Today Jon visits blogs of Picture Book fame.
Sign in, get ready, and let's go with this game!


Jon's Phrase:__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Clue #1 @ 1:00


she gives Dr. Suess a run for his money,




with Thing 1 and Thing 2 and rhymes that are funny.



she Hops and she Plops and has cool blog digs,

with Elephant and Mouse and Three Ninja Pigs.




Clue #2 @ 1:10



always, she's Elegant, with Tootsie and Grace!



sock monkeys climb all over her place.


Illustration Fridays show off Bloggery style,
she calls her self Snob, but with a huge smile.

Clue #3 @ 1:20


welcome to the Storycastle, dear scribe,


or maybe you're a dashing Good Knight.



or Harrison Ford, the editing guide,
good morning, good noon, and Good Night!

Clue #4 @ 1:30


be on the look-out for the first bird of spring.


with Two of a Kind, of everything.
Writing Tips From Space Chicken, you can see,
hanging out in her Room, the New Girl...and Me.

Last Clue @ 1:40


some like to write, some like to Daw
Chasing the Alphabet is still a bit raw.
but Sally Circle's polish will never be marred.
since her fabulous author is Biting the Bullet Hard.



***Remember, check the Everything Else You Need to Know Page if you get stuck!***

84 comments:

  1. I'm here! Let's hope my kids stay quiet so I can do this!
    hehe

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  2. Clue one up and off Dena goes!! Look at how fast she is.

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  3. Spotted Dena and clue two posts in two!

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  4. Dena was quick to find the first blog! Go Dena!

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  5. okay, I just commented, but it says it won't be visible until blog owner approval. Is that okay? what do I do?

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  6. Dena--you must have the wrong blog. Try again.

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  7. nope, it was the right blog...that was weird!

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  8. Dena--I loved your comment about refraining from flushing the toy. That took restraint. Especially since I bet you're the one that has to disinfect that sucker.

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  9. Dena, I haven't heard a peep from your kids. Have you?

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  10. one of them is in my lap! this is hard!

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  11. Well, that's why thy are so quiet! And you are a superstar racer and mother!

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  12. Did you check the FAQ in the Everything Else page?

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  13. Thar she blows! Dena at clue 3. Probably juggling juice and diaper changing too.

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  14. How about those comments folks? Dena has pulled some power comments in her mad dash.

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  15. Ok, I'm going to give this a try. Wish me luck!
    Kris

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  16. Thank goodness! I didn't want to race against myself the whole time!

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  17. Dena's madeit to 4. And Kris is at one. Way to go folks.

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  18. Dena--you're comments have been awesome. SWEET MOTHER OF GOD, I've had to pick myself up off the floor.

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  19. I found clue #1 - I feel like I've accomplished something! Off to try #2.

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  20. yes--number five was the last clue!

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  21. And that last comment, Dena? Fantastic!
    Great run!

    We have agreed wait to check on phrases until the end of the game this time. So folks keep posting comments and unscrambling even though our first commenter has made it to all five clues.

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  22. Ok - I was so excited to find clue #2 that I almost forgot to look for John's clue. Yikes.

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  23. coolness! How fun was this! Thanks Guys!

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  24. Kris--it's funny what this game does to your brain.

    Dena--woo-hoo! Nice run!

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  25. So, Dena is waiting breathlessly until the Award Ceremony on Friday, to see if her phrase was right, and whether she won the Award for First Place!

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  26. Dena, Thanks to you and your kiddos. They are fantastic!

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  27. Where in the Blogosphere is Kris? Have we had a sighting?

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  28. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

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  29. OMG -- it takes energy to come up with something really insightful and funny. I fear I can't compete w/ Dena. But I found #3.

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  30. Dena--that makes your comment even so much funnier. ROTFL!

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  31. Okay, Dena, I want that when I write!!!

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  32. Kris--you're selling yourself short--anyone who can reference Prof. McGonagall's transformation is a commenting guru!

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  33. LOL - well, I found #4. Did I not comment at 2, though? I thought I did. I'm on to #5.

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  34. Kris you commented at 2. I think it took a moment to stick.

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  35. Kris' showing commenting acumen at 4!

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  36. And--Kris--you're flying through! It's crazy how fast you're solving these clues!

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  37. I might be stumped - having trouble finding 5. I've got 5 minutes.

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  38. And check out what it says about capitalized words in the Everything Else page :)

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  39. Woo-hoo! Kris made it to stop five! Nice race, Kris!

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  40. Well, clearly google is better than ask.com or norton or whatever I was searching with. I would have been done 10 minutes ago.

    Whew. I'm spent for the day. Time for a quick nap before I pick up the munchkin. I'm supposed to be working on revisions. But this was fun guys! Thanks for letting me play!

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  41. I'm kidding about the nap, lest you get the wrong idea.

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  42. Gosh, Kris thank you for playing!!!!

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  43. I think Laura might be playing! I'm seeing her out in the blogosphere--Laura make sure to sign in here so we know to put your comments in the hat for awards!

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  44. Go Laura! She's one of my awesome crit partners. Or at least one of the Lauras is. I guess there could be more than one...

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  45. Only one Laura I know! At least in the blog world.

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  46. Okay, I'm joining now. I'm going to zip right through the clues this time. :)

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  47. Laura, I love the inter-comment-textuality!!!

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  48. And now I'm done. I zipped right through.

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  49. Welcome back to the big top! You are like the wind sprinter of W.I.B.I.J?! Laura!

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  50. Laura--I think something might have happened to your comment at #1. If you are still here, check back and make sure it stuck!

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  51. Woo-hoo! Three contestants have successfully completed the game thus far. Congrats to Dena, Kris, and Laura for awesome playing and commenting. This game will remain open until 1 PM Thursday, EST, so, sign in below and get googling! Who's going to win the award for best comment?

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  52. I'm off! I went to #3 first and already left a comment before the game started. Do I comment again or do I take the clue and run with it?

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  53. Yay, Kelly! Stop by again and leave a second comment that points to your first? Does that feel right to you?

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  54. Take that first question mark off there. I didn't mean that to be a question.

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  55. Hi Kelly! Welcome to the game! I'm seeing your comments out there already!

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  56. Almost done, but gotta pick up my son. I'll be back!

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  57. Ah, the beauty of the relaxed mode of the race!

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  58. I did it! I did it! I finished my first game of WIBIJ!
    Well done, WIBIJ organizers. Well done.

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  59. I have to say well done to you Kelly! Nice job!

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