Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mr. Pig Live...with Super Happy Party Bears! And a Super Happy Literary Lunch!

Hello, friends! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to party. So who better to welcome to the Cottage than Jacks, the littlest bear, and Mayor Quill from...



The bears and Mayor Quill and their friends are the creations of super-awesome author Marcie Colleen and illustrator Steve James.

So, without further ado, let's get this party started!


MP: What are your full names?

Jacks: My name is Jacks.

the littlest bear: I’m the littlest bear.

Jacks: The littlest bear and I are lucky to be Super Happy Spokesbears for this fabulous
interview. We are so happy to be here! Yay Mr. Pig! Can we hug you?

Mayor Quill: Ahem.

the littlest bear: Quilly is here, too! Don’t worry, Quilly you can be in the hug.

Mayor Quill: I do not need a hug. I am Mayor Quill of the Grumpy Woods and let me be
clear, I am only here on very important, official business. It has been decreed that
interviews stay official and professional. So, I’m watching you, Mr. Pig.

the littlest bear: Silly Quilly. We’ll be professional.

Jacks: We even brought refreshments. Anyone want a doughnut?

MP: What one word best describes you?

Jacks: Cheerful.

the littlest bear: Giggly.

Mayor Quill: Mayor.

MP: Do you have a belly button?

Jacks: I have an emoji, does that count?

the littlest bear: My emoji is ticklish!

Mayor Quill: What kind of question is that? Of course, I have an emoji—I mean, belly
button. I have no idea how my belly button is any of your business.

MP: What is the best thing about being you?

Jacks: I’m a Super Happy Party Bear!

the littlest bear: Me too! And it’s the best!

Mayor Quill: I am mayor.

MP: If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring?

Jacks: The Party Patch, the Headquarters of Fun.

the littlest bear: It’s Super Happy Stranded Time! Super Happy Stranded Time!

Mayor Quill: You can’t bring a whole house with you!

Jacks: Why not?

the littlest bear: You could bring City Hall, Quilly.

Mayor Quill: I cannot bring City Hall to a deserted island.

Jacks: Ok. Then you can live at the Party Patch.

the littlest bear: Yippee! Quilly’s moving in!

Jacks: Wait until we tell everyone! This calls for a party!

Mayor Quill: Unbelievable.

MP: What is your idea of the perfect day?

Jacks: Doughnut preparation party. Breakfast party. Lunchtime party. Snack-time party.
Slumber party.

the littlest bear: And lots and lots of giggling.

Mayor Quill: Any day that is quiet. Peaceful and quiet.

MP: What is your favorite word?

Mayor Quill: That’s easy. It’s do—

Jacks: DOUGHNUTS!!!!!

the littlest bear: Yay! I that’s my favorite word, too.

Jacks: We didn’t know you loved doughnuts so much, Quilly.

the littlest bear: Would you like one? We brought a freshly-baked batch.

Mayor Quill: I was going to say “don’t.” “Don’t” is my favorite word.

the littlest bear: As in, “don’t forget the doughnuts?”

MP: If you could dine with three characters from other books, who would they be?

Jacks: Winnie-the-Pooh.

Mayor Quill: The Grumpy Woods does not need any more bears.

the littlest bear: How about Curious George?

Mayor Quill: The Grumpy Woods does not need monkeys.

Jacks: How about Quilly?

Mayor Quill: The Grumpy Woods does not need—wait a minute!
MP: If a genie gave you one wish, what would you wish for?

Jacks: Doughnuts.

the littlest bear: Lots of snuggles.

Mayor Quill: You already have those things. You are supposed to ask a genie for
something you don’t already have.

Jacks: But we have everything we want.

the littlest bear: What would you wish for Quilly?

Jacks: Doughnuts?

the littlest bear: Snuggles?

Mayor Quill: Is this interview almost over?

MP: What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

the littlest bear: A triple decker giggle and jelly sandwich

Jacks: And doughnuts!

Mayor Quill: The same thing I eat every morning. A bowl of twigs and berries.

MP: What is your pet peeve?

the littlest bear: We don’t have any pets.

Jacks: We should get one.

Mayor Quill: A pet peeve is not a pet. It’s something you find annoying.

Jacks: Why would we find anything annoying?

the littlest bear: And why would we name our pet after something annoying?

(Mayor Quill stomps his foot and his quills quiver signaling a possible quillstorm.)

MP: What was it like working with Marcie Colleen?

Jacks: We love Marcie!

the littlest bear: She gives us snuggles.

Jacks: And we make her special gluten-free doughnuts when she visits.

Mayor Quill: Personally, I think she is on a power trip. I’m the mayor of the Grumpy
Woods. Why is her name on the cover?

Weeeelllll, speaking of covers, I think that just about covers it — now it's time for Nina, from Mamabelly, to reveal your very own Super Happy Literary Lunch! While we roll the credits, follow me to the kitchen.  

Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around
Super Happy Party Bears: Knock Knock on Wood
by Marcie Colleen
Publisher - Macmillan/Imprint
September 2016
Gnawing Around: ISBN 978-1250098078
Knock Knock on Wood: ISBN 978-1250098085
Marcie Colleen is the author of the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series. She’s a former classroom teacher and current Educational Consultant for the Picture Book Month initiative. In that role, she presented at a recent New York Public Library Literary Salon, which focused on the Common Core. She also creates Teacher’s Guides for picture books and middle grade novels and is a huge advocate for using children's fictional literature in the classroom.

[Super Happy Party Bears Copyright © 2016 by Marcie Colleen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Macmillan/Imprint.]



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1 comment:

  1. Those party bears are absolutely adorable, Mr. Pig!! And so is the literary lunch :)