Monday, April 2, 2012

Vote for Mr. Schu and Ms. Kouri's Road Trip Mascot



Spring break is officially over, which means that summer is right around the corner. What does summer mean? Why, it’s time to hit the road with a favorite book character! Everyone does this, right?

Seven years ago we began a summer road trip tradition. 26,716 miles later, this tradition is still going strong. A favorite part of preparing for our trip is choosing the perfect mascot. Students, teachers, librarians, and authors around the world helped us out last year by voting for their favorite character. This mascot accompanies us as we travel around the country and is photographed in many unique venues.

Knuffle Loves Lucy

Knuffle Bunny visited Lucy, the prodigious pachyderm, in Margate, New Jersey.

Pigeon Visits The World's Largest Buffalo

Pigeon found himself face to face with a behemothic buffalo.

Scaredy Squirrel Visits Plains, GA
Scaredy "went presidential" in Plains, Georgia.

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Owly sunned on the Santa Monica Pier.

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Frankie gazed at the Golden Gate.

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Argyle visited Vegas.
Please help us choose our mascot for this year’s adventure. Voting ends on April 13, 2012. We look forward to finding out the winner.




Penny is the star of Penny and her Song.


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Lucille Beatrice Bear is the star of Children Make Terrible Pets and YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND!


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Rocket is the star of How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story.


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Chicken Butt is the star of Chicken Butt and Chicken Butt's Back.


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"I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It's not as easy as it looks." -Katherine Applegate, from The One and Only Ivan



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Fly Guy is Buzz's best friend.


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Pete the Cat is the star of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes.


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Peter is the star of The Snowy Day.



20 comments:

  1. I really wanted to pick Ivan but since he's so dark, he won't show up well in pictures (I have a black dog and it's very hard to take a good picture of him).

    I picked Chicken Butt because he will be the most amusing and entertaining in pictures. :)

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  2. OMG! All those great choices. I think Ivan deserves a chance to get out in the wild, but then there is Rocket, and Fly Guy, and Pete the Cat. Oh and Lucy - hmmm...will she be able to go with the flow? And Penny, oh dear, how do you pick. Thanks for letting us vote too.

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  3. So many deserving candidates, but I gotta vote for Chicken Butt!

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  4. Put a pair of sunglasses on Ivan and take him! :-)

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  5. Pete the cat will be rockin' all over your road trip!!!

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  6. John, I love the Animoto! It's so kind of you to make the trip "all expense paid." That made me laugh right out loud. :)

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  7. I voted yesterday. Last night, I had a dream that all the other characters were mad at me. Can I vote for more than one?

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  8. Pete the Cat!! His songs will make you so happy throughout your trip.

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  9. Lucille Beatrice Bear!

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  10. I love Ivan he deservs it for what he has gone through

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  11. Pete the Cat, can't help it...my kids love him! :o)

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  12. Ivan was in a cage too long. Please take him on vacation. Please? Pleeeaase?

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  13. Definitely Rocket!! He is so friendly and well behaved and loves road trips!!!!!

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  14. Peter! Show him something other than a snowy day! :-)

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  15. Ivan! Ivan! Ivan! Does that mean my vote counts three times?

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  16. Pete the Cat will make the best road trip companion. He will entertain you along the way with his catchy tunes, and since cats are very intelligent, he will benefit the most from the visiting all the interesting sites on your trip.

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  17. My four year old loves the Fly GUy books but says its got to be the gorilla! I teach 6th grade reading, so I agree A LOT!! :) Go Ivan!!

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  18. Ivan. Ivan. Ivan. Ivan. Ivan. Ivan. Ivan. ... Ivan.

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