Book: Grasshopper Pie
Synopsis: Mom is busy cleaning when Logan and Madolyn insist they “cook” for her. They whip up some imaginary dishes like Watermelon Burritos and Sunflower Soup and Mom grudgingly plays along. But, what happens when Mom asks for Grasshopper Pie and the dish isn’t so imaginary after all? Cute idea. Recipes included?
Promo: Since this is a children’s picture book, I would schedule a reading and while wearing my antennae headband, I’d offer a free book to anyone who’d eat a live grasshopper. (I’d have a jar of grasshoppers).
Okay, I love this idea! It appeals to the perverse side of me. Reminds me of the time my seminary teacher brought chocolate covered grasshoppers to class so we could discover what locusts and honey might taste like.
However, there could be potential liability problems here. Even if you got signed releases from the grasshopper eaters. If someone got sick, we could all be sued–me, you and the bookstore. I don’t think I could actually let you do it. Darn!
Maybe make a fake Grasshopper Pie as refreshements for anyone who comes to the book signing/reading? Although that has liability potential as well…