Title: Stop that Pudding!
ISBN: Print: 9781616330798, eBook: 9781616330804
Price: $9.95 U.S., $12.95 CAN
Format ebook, paperback
Genre/age group/type of publication: Children’s Picture Book, Readers age 5-8.
Brief synopsis: Passing up fruits and veggies for an afternoon snack, Kevin grabs a chocolate pudding and heads out the door. His adventure begins as he opens up his pudding cup and watches it spring to life! Find out if Kevin and his spoon are fast enough to catch his quick snack!
Stop that Pudding! Review
Wouldn’t you eat a pudding cup if you had the opportunity to do so? Kevin disobeyed his mother and snuck outside to eat the treat. Before he knew what had happened the pudding ran away. Kevin chases the pudding through town, and townspeople join in the chase.
The story is reminiscent of “The Gingerbread Man.” Runaway food has been a popular theme in chidren’s literature in many countries sine the 1800 ‘s.It is a staple in the pantry of children's literature.
The majority of the book is written in prose, but the pudding speaks in a catchy rhyme. The suggested age is 5-8, but younger children will enjoy sitting on someone’s lap and hearing about the pudding’s antics. Andi Houdek’s prose is entertaining. Partnered by Kevin Collier’s lively and humorous illustrations children will giggle and point as the pages are turned.
This book is recommended.
Book Marketing Brainstorm
Research the possibility of partnering with a pudding label like Jello. They could purchase a certain # of your books to sell to their customers with proofs of purchase (like I remember cereals did when I was a kid or like Yoplait offers to make a donation for it's lids).
Hold a book signing at your grocery store. You can go one of two ways: promote healthy snacks or chocolate pudding, pudding pops and chocolate treats. Work with them and coordinate an in-store promotion. A local store might purchase books from you as giveaways.
Host a pudding cup eating contest. Contestants must eat and thoroughly lick all residue from a pudding cup (this would be fun at a craft fair or outdoor event.
Make a pudding recipe/activity booklet. What are some entertaining ways to prepare pudding treats? One example is on the GAP family blog.
Do you have food references in your book? Animals? etc... I challenge you to leave a unique marketing idea in a comment. Let's start a marketing brainstorm.