Peeps Ahoy!

Alison Morris - March 7, 2008

Oh to be as multi-talented as my pal Erica Perl! She writes divine books, parents divine children, and participates in wonderfully wacky activities like this one: making marshmallow Peep dioramas for a contest hosted by a major newspaper. Yes, the Washington Post is hosting its second annual Peeps Diorama Contest, and Erica and her daughters (Franny and Bougie) have come up with a doozy of an entry: Harry Peeper and the Deathly Mallows!!

Erica reveals the secrets of this diorama’s creation on her blog. Yes, she did indeed sew yarn hair onto Ron Peep and Hermione Peep. Talk about dedication to a fabulously ridiculous cause! 

Of course, Erica’s not alone in this insanity. One look at the gallery of photos from last year’s contest shows that MANY people put a LOT of time into their Peep shows (pun intended). Now that others have seen how it’s done, this year’s competition is bound to be even stiffer. (About as stiff as, say, a container of stale Peeps!) So, keep your fingers crossed for the Perl family clan. Win big, Franny and Bougie!

It’s too late to submit entries for this year’s competition, but not too early to start thinking ahead to 2009! Anyone have book theme suggestions for one of next year’s creations? Me, I’m thinking Peep Eyre. Or maybe Peep’s Web (featuring the words "Some Peep," of course.) Moby Peep, perhaps? Hmm…

For more Peep laughs, be sure to read the detailed account of a surgical procedure performed on conjoined Peep quintuplets.

2 thoughts on “Peeps Ahoy!

  1. ShelfTalker

    Jill, I’ve been thinking up more ideas, because it’s hard to stop once you get started. How about A Room with a Peep? I can just picture a peep looking out over the Arno… Or maybe Peep’s Adventures in Wonderland, in which any number of scenes could be cleverly staged with Peeps. Or a diorama of Gulliver’s Travels in which Gulliver is tied down by an army of LilliPeeptians. And can’t you just picture a rafting scene from The Adventures of Huckleberry Peep? Or a growing beak in The Adventures of Peepnocchio? Then there’s The Peep of the Baskervilles, The Peep Musketeers, and the very obvious one I should have thought of when I was composing this post… War and Peep!!


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