Frog and Toad lend Sock Monkey a helping hand

So we’re at Barnes & Noble for a booksigning and we need a place to put Cece’s jumbo Sock Monkey display….


We got it balanced on Toad’s arm and on a pen stuck in a bookshelf.

Obviously, I need to make a giant cardboard fountain of poop for Qwikpick, because Cece outsold me like crazy!


Cece & Sam’s Holiday Funland Day 10 – Sock Monkey’s Online Train Set – Free Flash Game Fun

 At last! You can ride the rails with your favorite toy actor and picture book star, Sock Monkey!

Sock Monkey’s Online Train Set (or SMOTS) is a Flash game, that lets you control the train, build a new layout, create cities, farms and roads. AND you can toot the whistle as much as you want! Yes, it’s a free flash game for kids or adults or sock monkeys.


Above: a pretty busy layout, but Sock Monkey prefers one like that below…


In case you’re wondering… yes, I programmed this myself, but not from scratch. I started with source code for a tile world from a book called Flash MX Game Design Demystified. Also, if you play, you’ll notice that I didn’t check for train and truck collisions. So, no crashes!

While we’re on the subject, don’t forget the first Sock Monkey Flash Game…

Sam & Cece’s Holiday Funland – Day 8 – Sock Monkey Christmas Card

If you’re a member of Sock Monkey’s fan club (or otherwise connected) you get a Sock Monkey Christmas Card every year. Here’s one of my favorites, from 2002….


Sam & Cece’s Holiday Funland – Day 7 – For fear of little men…


Sam & Cece’s Holiday Funland – Day 5 – Sock Monkey Fan Art – Irony Free


Sam & Cece’s Holiday Funland – Day 1 – Christmas with Sock Monkey

Back in October, Steve over at Plastic Pumpkins had us beat by a mile with his crazy, creepy, kitschy Halloween goodies.

But we think we may have the loot to take him on this Christmas!!!

So from now to Christmas, we’ll be posting Cece Bell art, Sock Monkey stuff, Riddleburger oddities, homemade music videos and much more.

To kick things off….

You can see the backside of the album at Sock Monkey’s Holiday Funland, where you’ll find other holiday goodies like pictures of S.M.’s Christmas Friends.

And don’t forget, Sock Monkey’s Holiday Funland is sponsored by….

Librarian rocks the library Ray Parker Jr. Style!!!

Cece loves getting fan mail, especially when it includes fan art. But this is the first time she’s ever gotten Fan 80s Music….

Supercool librarian Steve Vest and his wife and daughter serenaded Cece after a booksigning this week, by performing a SOCK MONKEYsong to the tune of Ghostbusters! There was singing, dancing and whee-wheww-wheee noises. Whether or not Vest ever shouted “Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good” was not known at press time.

Sadly, the number recorded on video, but we do have the lyrics:

When you’re feeling down,
Dragging on the ground,
Who ya gonna call?

When you’re at your school,
But you don’t feel cool.
Who ya gonna call?

When your mom is mad,
And so’s your dad,
Who ya gonna call?

If you see Miss Bunn,
You’ll have too much fun,
Who ya gonna call?

If you find Blue Pig,
You’ll wanna dance a jig,
Who ya gonna call?

With your Froggie boy,
There’ll be tons of joy,
Who ya gonna call?

C’mon take a chance,
And do the Monkey Dance,
Who ya gonna dance with?