On Sunday, December 4th, the Allen County Public Library hosted a Mock Geisel Election for Families. After counting over 50 votes, we arrived at our Mock Geisel 2012 winner as well as three Honor Books. The winner is -- Drum Roll, please --
Fly guy Vs. the Flyswatter! by Tedd Arnold
Summary: A hilarious new Fly Guy adventure -- when Fly Guy joins Buzz's class on a trip to a flyswatter factory, it's the "best field trip ever!" When Fly Guy goes to school with Buzz, they learn that his class is taking a field trip to a flyswatter factory! BAD NEWZZ! Fly Guy tries to hide in Buzz's pocket, but when the tour guide starts insulting flies, Buzz cannot help but stick his head out. A robotic flyswatter named the Super Swatter detects Fly Guy, and Fly Guy causes a hilarious ruckus in his efforts to escape. At the end of this zany adventure, the flyswatter factory announces an end to its factory tours and the students use their free flyswatters as art to celebrate the "best field trip ever!"
Three Honor Books were selected:
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
Dixie by Grace Gilman
What great choices! Now we just need to wait until January 23rd for the ALA Youth Media Awards to find out what the REAL winners are!