The day after Wimmy celebrated his spiffing first birthday, he woke up with a series of big red spots all over his face, arms, and legs.
Allergies? Bug bites? Chicken Pox?
We still don’t know — they’re fading slowly away, and didn’t seem to bother him — but we are pleased to say that the event has inspired yet another title in the growing catalog of “Jack Norris” imaginary novels.
Didja miss the original “Jack Norris” explanation? Go back here and check it out. Since Jeffrey bestowed this strange little moniker on his baby brother, we’ve been collecting titles in the series based on events in William’s life. The concept is that it’s an action/spy series of novels, a la James Bond or — dare we presume to aspire to it — Christopher Cool, TEEN AGENT.*
So, the “chicken pox” have been labeled as The Enigmatic Spots of Jack Norris!
Watching William slowly reach up from his car seat to grab a cracker:
The Floating Hand of Jack Norris!
In Which William Tosses a Rubber Duckie Into His Father’s Bath:
The Mysterious Duck of Jack Norris!
Remember how Wimmy got a toy wolf puppet at Yellowstone? And it always managed to wind up in the small of his back?
The Vanishing Wolf of Jack Norris!
After trying to feed William while he sleepily pushed everything away, my sister-in-law also contributed
The Creeping Ennui of Jack Norris!
Although really — does this match the Super Secret Spy Agent-type nonstop action that readers have come to expect when picking up a Jack Norris title? I’m not sure. Perhaps this volume comes late in the series, when Jack Norris has retired from the international intrigue business and is coping with boredom on his island villa.
Just one more thing — if you haven’t seen the gorgeous cover art Penguin has commissioned for its reissues of the James Bond novels, GO SEE THEM NOW. They are groovaliciously AWESOME.
*Oh yes, it exists. Go over to Fuse #8 and read the full description of this luscious series. Should I mention that the books include a sassy redheaded “co-ed” whose name is Spice Carter?