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10th Jan '15 9:35:25 AM TheUnsquished
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* BatteriesNotIncluded: Al says that multiple copies of the book can be used as a book fort, but there's a disclaimer: "duct tape not included."

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* BatteriesNotIncluded: UsefulNotes/BatteriesNotIncluded: Al says that multiple copies of the book can be used as a book fort, but there's a disclaimer: "duct tape not included."
3rd Apr '13 7:06:22 PM Xtifr
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''Have I Got a Book for You!'' is a picture book written and illustrated by MelanieWatt focused on the antics of a fast-talking salesman who is trying his hardest to get the reader to purchase the book. The book begins with the salesperson, Mr. Al Foxword, introducing himself and telling readers that he can sell anything, such as an icebox to a penguin or an umbrella to a fish. As the book continues, he tries a series of increasingly desperate tactics to get the reader to purchase Melanie Watts's ''Have I Got a Book for You!'' Naturally, the book makes heavy use of a number of [[AdvertisingTropes commercial tropes]], so many that one almost suspects Melanie Watt has read that index.

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''Have I Got a Book for You!'' is a picture book written and illustrated by MelanieWatt Creator/MelanieWatt focused on the antics of a fast-talking salesman who is trying his hardest to get the reader to purchase the book. The book begins with the salesperson, Mr. Al Foxword, introducing himself and telling readers that he can sell anything, such as an icebox to a penguin or an umbrella to a fish. As the book continues, he tries a series of increasingly desperate tactics to get the reader to purchase Melanie Watts's ''Have I Got a Book for You!'' Naturally, the book makes heavy use of a number of [[AdvertisingTropes commercial tropes]], so many that one almost suspects Melanie Watt has read that index.
3rd Apr '13 6:59:34 PM Xtifr
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''Have I Got a Book for You!'' is a picture book written and illustrated by MelanieWatt focused on the antics of a fast-talking salesman who is trying his hardest to get the reader to purchase the book. The book begins with the salesperson, Mr. Al Foxword, introducing himself and telling readers that he can sell anything, such as an icebox to a penguin or an umbrella to a fish. As the book continues, he tries a series of increasingly desperate tactics to get the reader to purchase Melanie Watts's ''Have I Got a Book for You!'' Naturally, the book makes heavy use of a number of [[AdvertisingTropes commercial tropes]], so many that one almost suspects Melanie Watt has read that index.

!! Contains examples of:

* AnOfferYouCantRefuse
* BatteriesNotIncluded: Al says that multiple copies of the book can be used as a book fort, but there's a disclaimer: "duct tape not included."
* BeforeAndAfterPictures
* ButWaitTheresMore: In conjunction with IfYouCallBeforeMidnightTonight
* CunningLikeAFox: The salesperson is a fox.
* {{Fortuneteller}}: Al pretends to be one.
* FunnyAnimal... and {{Civilized Animal}}s
* IfYouCallBeforeMidnightTonight
* NoFourthWall: The salesperson is pitching directly to the reader.
* ThisProductWillChangeYourLife: "Research shows that [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics 100% of my customers]] noticed a dramatic increase in happiness after buying my book."
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: "You break it, you buy it." The end of the book has an actual page with the bottom right corner ripped off.]]
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