Lisa Yee (lisayee) wrote,
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The Ultimate Children's/YA Challenge -- The Reamer Rib-Off

I was in New York recently, and so was my pal and BOBBY illustrator Dan Santat. Our mutual Writers House agent, Jodi Reamer, has dined with us on many occasions . . .

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Only this time would be different. Yes! Jodi set up a mega meat challenge -- The Reamer Rib-Off.

Dan vs. Alec Shane (Jodi's assistant and junior agent). I was there as a celebrity judge. Well, okay, I was there as a judge. Also in attendance as referee was editor Connie Hsu, who just left Little Brown and is now at Roaring Brook. What we witnessed was nothing short of amazing (and gross). So I thought that pictures would tell the story better than words . . .

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(Alec Shane)

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(Dan Santat)

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At one point the chefs and staff at Blue Smoke came out to cheer the carnivores on . . .

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It kept going . . .

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Dan won with a total of TWENTY THREE ribs. Alec weighed in at NINTEEN . . .

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There were prizes . . . .

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And like a true champion, when the Reamer Rib-Off was over, Dan had dessert . . .

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