RUSH: Shelly in Orlando, as we go to the phones, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, I've-been-waiting-for-you-to-write-a-book dittos. I got my copy of the book today so I wanted to be one of the first ones to --
RUSH: You got your copy?
CALLER: I have it right here.
RUSH: Where did you get it?
CALLER: I pre-ordered it on Amazon the day that you talked about it first.
RUSH: You pre-ordered on Amazon and it was delivered today?
CALLER: Yep, this morning.
RUSH: We're gonna have to send somebody and take it from you 'cause you're not supposed to have it until tomorrow.
CALLER: Well, I won't give away the ending.
RUSH: No, I'm just kidding. Really, you got it already?
CALLER: I did, and it's beautiful, every page is just beautiful.
RUSH: Oh. You're making my day. Your call could not have come at a better time. I am so happy to hear you say that, 'cause we worked really hard putting this together. There are a lot of illustrations and even some pictures in the book, but --
CALLER: It did bring about a request, though, that I have. My two-year-old boy listens to the show with me usually. He's home with me, and so he knows who you are, and he was very excited when the book came, too. And he said, "Let's read it. Let's read it." But it's just too beautiful to give to a two-year-old and see what he does with it. So I think maybe there needs to be a preschool companion book.
RUSH: A preschool companion book.
CALLER: Yes. The same, but for preschoolers.
RUSH: You mean just something they could get M&M's fingerprints on and stuff without --
CALLER: Right. Right. Still have the same story and the same pictures.
RUSH: How about a laminated copy?
CALLER: There you go.
RUSH: Well, that's a fascinating thought. You're gonna read it to your two-year-old?
CALLER: We'll probably read a little bit, especially after I read it then I can maybe just summarize it and shorten the story a little bit for him. But he did, he wanted to read it right when we took it out of the box.
RUSH: Well, I'll tell you, that's great. I cannot tell you what great timing you have here with your call. You have totally changed my mind. Well, the immediate solution, Shelly, is to go buy five more copies, and give one to your two-year-old and then let him do with it what he does and you'll have three or four pristine copies as backups.
CALLER: Good idea.
RUSH: That is the simplest way. Even if I were to say to you today, "Okay, we will come out with a preschool edition," that wouldn't happen for a while.
CALLER: That's true.
RUSH: But you could get a backup copy tomorrow.
CALLER: That's true. Well, it's still on pre-order price today, right?
RUSH: Yep. It's still the pre-order price today. This is it. This is the last day to pre-order. That's a great point. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes, iBooks, yeah, absolutely. Shelly, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I want to put you on hold and I want you to give Mr. Snerdley a FedEx address that we can use, and I will send a copy and sign it to your son, okay?
CALLER: Oh, thank you.
RUSH: Give Snerdley his name, and I'll sign a copy and we'll get it out to you, okay?
CALLER: Oh, you're great. Thank you.
RUSH: You're welcome.