I feel about as happy as this frog today. I did a quick, half-hearted search on amazon.com to see if there were any books similar to my polar bear manuscript. Now, my story is kind of odd, so I didn't bother to check for this sort of thing when I first started working on it. But as I found out last night, there is in fact a manuscript with a very similar story to mine by Daniel Pinkwater, called "Ice Cream Larry". *Big sigh*. Ah well, I have another one I can start on at least that I'm equally excited about.