December 7, 2015

Funny Little Boys, Slappy The Dummy & A Retweet From R.L. Stine...

The other day at work I had the funniest little boy come in. He walked up to the reference desk and asked me if I knew where the Goosebumps books were because he wanted a book about Slappy the Dummy. I proceed to bring him over to the R.L. Stine books and pull out all of the books about Slappy.

As I show him each title out he goes "Nope... That's not it..." We go through every title there about Slappy and none of the books I showed him as the book he is looking for. So I have him follow me back to the reference desk so I can hop on Amazon to see if we can find the book he is looking for together. After a couple of minutes he points at the screen and goes "That's it! That's the one I want..."

I look at him and look at the title, then I laugh. I proceeded to tell him that it was the first book I showed him when we walked over to the collection of Goosebumps books. So I asked if he wanted to go back over and get the copy we had of Night of the Living Dummyand he says no. I ask him why and he starts telling me that he wants the one on the screen because the cover of the one we have at the library freaks him out.
I look at him and then his grandfather and explain that it's the same exact story, it just was re-released and has a new cover. But no, the cover on the copy that we had freaked him out so he didn't want it. I offered to put a piece of paper over the cover so he didn't have to look at it but he said no.

I told him since we already owned the book that I couldn't buy the one with the cover he wanted and he was out of luck. He said okay and thanked me for looking.

I just thought the whole thing was just too funny so I tweeted it and added R.L. Stine Twitter handle (@RL_Stine) to my tweet and he retweeted it! He was one of my favorite authors as a child, so my inner nine-year-old was super excited.
The whole thing was funny and neat, and it made my day. So It thought I'd share it with all of you.


  1. That's so cool! RL Stine was the best!

    1. I loved him as a kid and I still kinda do because he is just awesome.