Good Morning Everyone!
I know you are all filled with happiness because today is Wednesday and Would You Read It gives you just the motivation you need to get out of bed on a rainy morning in the middle of the week 🙂
But before we get to Would You Read It, let me tell you about my latest contest plan. This is so much fun it will get you going even better than coffee and a donut! Are you ready?
Remember 2 weeks ago when I asked for Halloween-related words? Well now you’ll find out why:
What is that noise in the dark of night?
It’s coming closer…
*dramatic Hollywood scream* AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
|courtesy google images|
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words boo!, candied apple, and jack o’lantern (these words were randomly selected from the words you submitted here and on Face Book!) Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words (you can go a little under, but not over!) Now do you get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people 🙂
Post your story on your blog on Monday October 31 and link up here (where I will hopefully have some kind of link system working by then :))
The Judge: (probably me unless I can talk someone else into doing it) will narrow down the entrants to three top choices which will be posted here and voted on for a winner.
The Prize: The winner will receive a brand new free signed copy of one of my favorite Halloween picture books, Haunted Party written and illustrated by the amazing Iza Trapani! (And in case you click over and see that I won a copy of this book, that one is for my granddaughter – it will be another one up for grabs here :))
Doesn’t that sound like fun? So get those creative juices flowing and write up a Halloween storm 🙂
And now, allow me to introduce the lovely Tracy (known to readers of this blog as A2Z Mommy), a SAHM of three who lives in New Jersey and writes about food and kids for a hyperlocal news site http://MyVeronaNJ.com. Tracy has been published in NJ Family Magazine, and was a featured blogger for the NY Times Motherlode blog. She’s in our Would You Read It spotlight today with her early reader pitch which was inspired by her son and his imagination.
Working Title: Pizza’s Band
Age/Genre: Early Reader
The Pitch: Pizza, JuiceBox and Cake are best friends. Cereal arrives with his brand new guitar they head to the garage for band practice. But when Bratwurst interrupts, will Pizza be brave enough to protect his friends from this bully?
OH! And please keep the votes coming for the book’s journey book by going here and scrolling down to the poll! Many thanks!