Well, folks, today’s the day I head out for the Reach Out And Read Event! Pretty exciting! To those of you who donated books, thank you so very much – the kids will be thrilled. I’m hoping to get a picture or two today, but you never know… If I get any, I’ll be sure to post them 🙂
Since I’m off and running today, we’ll cut right to the chase!
Today’s Would You Read It pitch comes to us from Jennifer. Jennifer loves to read, write, and spend time with her husband and two boys. She also writes a terrific blog and participates frequently in Perfect Picture Book Fridays 🙂
So without further ado…
Working Title: The Birthday Bash
Age/Genre: PB (ages 6-8)
The Pitch: It’s Sylvia’s birthday tomorrow and Stan and Louie have a big surprise party planned. With hilarity and hi-jinks the two raccoons search for Sylvia’s favorite foods in the forest, garages and backyard patios. Will they find what they’re looking for or will the birthday party be a bust?
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
67 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday – The 28th Pitch”
Thanks, Laura! You too!
Well, Erik, I am currently ahead in the Hill vs. Raccoon war due to new garbage cans with tight-fitting lids further secured with multiple bungee cords – figure that one out, rascally raccoon! 🙂
And thank you – I'm actually reading this the next day, but the event was wonderful and the kids and I had a great time!
Thanks Sharron for your thoughts. I'm definitely going to get the raccoons in first!
Yes. Sounds like a fun adventure.
Yes. I think the raccoons will make it more fun. Maybe give one example for each of the “hilarity” and “hi-jinks” part instead of telling.
I like it and would read it with my children. My only feedback, and this is just my personal opinion, is that the names strike me as not modern, though I suppose they are raccoons and it doesn't matter…I don't have any experience naming anthropomorphic animals!
Yes. I love the use of alliteration and the promise of hi-jinks.
Cute idea. I'd like to read it. Wonder what she likes to eat.
I would read it – the raccoons and the image of them digging through the garbage is a great one and what hooks me. I don't really like the phrase “…will the birthday party be a bust” because it seems like we're setting up for failure instead of a cute ending. I think I would just leave it at “Will they find what they're looking for?”
Thanks for the comments!
Interesting thoughts, Jackie! For some reason the names just feel like the characters, but I will play around with the names.
One of my mysteries! 🙂
I like your idea, Lisa. Thanks!