Tom Sparkle Astroman

January 25, 2001

Post #1263 – 20010125

Dear Mr. Pinkwater-

I am currently enrolled in a “Children’s Writing” course, (which admittedly can be an inherently dangerous and questionable exercise, I know.) Case in point, I read “The Big Orange Splot” to the class and the teacher asked “Now can anyone tell me why that wouldn’t sell to a publisher today?”


She says she just loves your books though, Daniel. Hmm…

I am sure she lives a few blocks north of Plumbean’s street, definitely in dire need of a bucket of orange paint.

Thanks again for autographing my copy of “Fat Men From Space” and for all your great books.


Daniel replies:

Too dreary! Are you paying to be in this course?