Grab your Something Chocolate and bring it and your computer out to the hammock so you can relax and enjoy today’s Would You Read It extravaganza (which simply means that, due to trying to stuff in extra posts and features around the edges, I’m lumping June’s Straight From The Editor in with today’s pitch :))
|Yes, this is my yard – a little blurry because I tried to enlarge the hammock view.
Anyone who doesn’t have a hammock is invited to use mine – it’s just hanging around doing nothing 🙂
(Apologies to those of you with desktops – they’re a little harder to take out to the hammock – but I’m sure you’re resourceful :))
Anyhoo… you will recall that the winner of the June pitch pick was Lori with her pitch for These Little Piggies. Here is the original:
and here are Erin’s comments:
You guys are getting good at this! Erin hasn’t had a whole lot to say the last couple times 🙂
So, onto today’s pitch, which comes to us from the lovely Dana. Dana is an illustrator/author from Michigan who revels in sketching, painting, and creating new worlds. She is currently working on the illustrations of a PB manuscript that she has also written called “CJ’s Tiger”. Please visit her Website (which contains a link to her blog!) (And really, I just have to insert here that her art is SO engaging! I highly recommend a look!) And you will be pleased to know that her pitch is for the very book she mentioned she is illustrating!
Working Title: CJ’s Tiger
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: CJ thinks that it would be a great to have a tiger for a pet (even if his parents don’t agree). So CJ is thrilled when he awakens the next day to find that his cat “Tiger” has transformed into a real tiger! But he soon learns that having a pet tiger is a lot harder than he imagined when the day turns into one big cat-astrophe!
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Have a great day! If you see someone looking lost in North Carolina, that will be me 🙂
86 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday – The 50th Pitch! and Straight From The Editor #10”
Thank you Leigh for the kind words! 🙂
Thank you Stacy! 🙂
Thank you again Susanna for posting my pitch and for the very kind words about my artwork and website! This was a lot of fun and VERY helpful! And I love the hammock too; there are definitely pros to laptops over desktops! 🙂
I'd read this, and I think my 5 year-old son would love it. He has a stuffed kitty which has been loved to the point of being flimsy and clumpy. haha When Kitty is in the wash or left behind (like yesterday at Grandpa's house), he pulls out Kitty's Best Friend (that's his official name), who happens to be a stuffed tiger.
I love Tina Cho's suggestion about tightening the blurb a bit by eliminating some verbiage.
Wishing you much luck getting this one published. If it were on the shelves, I'd buy it for my son today.
Thank YOU so much for bravely stepping forth with your pitch! I hope the comments were helpful!
I would read it, but I have to say I'm not too fond of the title. It doesn't seem to sound as funny as the book sounds. I think you might have an answer though, since everyone likes the “Cat-astrophe” word. It might make a cuter title.
Thanks for your thoughts, Emily! 🙂
Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful comments, Reena! (And I love that your son has a “Kitty's Best Friend” for back-up :))
Thank goodness! You know how I feel about roundabouts 🙂 Thanks for your comment for Dana!
Hi Leigh! Thanks for your comment for Dana! And no, your ms doesn't have to be finished – this is only for pitches, so only the pitch has to be done 🙂 I've got openings in September….. 🙂
It is lovely, Penny! Come on over 🙂 And thanks for your comment for Dana!
Thanks for chiming in, Vivian!
Thanks for your thoughts, Patricia!
Thanks for stopping by, Alanna! I'm sure Dana appreciates it, and I'm glad to have a new visitor 🙂
Thanks so much for chiming in, Renee!
Thanks for your thoughts, Coleen! I must say – that was the part that hooked me too 🙂
Thanks for you comment for Dana, Pat, and come on over and hop in – it's lovely 🙂
Thanks for you comments for Dana, Laura! And I am getting a kick out of all these puns 🙂
That WAS me, Robyn! You should have stopped and told me where I was 🙂 Thank you for your excellent comment for Dana, and enjoy the hammock – wish I was in it right now instead of by the side of the road looking blank 🙂
Thanks for chiming in, Teresa!
Thanks for your comments for Dana, Tracy. And yes, isn't her artwork fabulous?!
Tracy Campbell wrote, in response to Dana:
I don't really have anything to add to the comments as everyone's got your back covered. Love your artwork! And I'd read your book.
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Thanks so much for your thoughts, Rachel! (And i like that part too :))
Me, too, Erik! 🙂
Thanks for your thoughts, Kirsten!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Pam!
Thanks for chiming in, Lori!
Thanks, Lori! We are lucky – I love our yard! If only that generator you can see by the house actually worked… maybe we should take it away since it doesn't 🙂
Lori Degman wrote, in response to Tina Cho:
I agree with Tina – it would be better without the parents! I also agree – beautiful yard!!
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Thanks for your thoughts, Carrie! I like that part too 🙂
You are welcome, Dana! And thank you for bravely pitching! And I really do love your art 🙂
It does sound fun, doesn't it? Thanks for chiming in, Heather! 🙂
Thanks, Delores! 🙂
Thanks for you very helpful comment for Dana, Tina! And for the compliments on my yard 🙂 As for writing in the hammock, it depends on how exactly you define “writing” – I do a fair amount of thinking with my eyes closed – prewriting if you will – which many confuse with napping 🙂
Thanks, Iza! And two cents from you is worth a lot! 🙂
Thanks for your helpful comments, Kimberley! And isn't Dana's artwork beautiful?!!!
Sorry for the late reply; there are a couple of comments that I somehow missed! Thank you Lori for your comment; I agree about leaving the parents out! 🙂
Sorry Emily for the late reply…thank you for your comment! The title is definitely not set in stone, I appreciate your view on this! 🙂