Imagine a book for young people as different as you can from the one that's been the subject of several of my last few posts:
Did you come up with something like this?
ages: 7 to adult
gist: Go sled bowling. Race elevators. Plant pennies. And 362 other funconventional activities for families.
cost: $6.95 (some sandwiches cost more!)
good for: anyone who ever gets bored
not good for: people looking for instructions on how to build a terrarium
This is the first (and still only) book I wrote that I resold to another publisher after it went out of print. The timeline:
2000 wrote the original (titled 365 Adventures) for Dutton (Penguin) in conjunction with Discovery Kids
2004 resold it to Sterling
2010 book out (odd delay for a book that was already written; it's okay—I didn't push)
Here is the original cover. Which do you like better?