You guys are probably wondering where the heck I’ve been all morning. I mean, come on! It’s Would You Read It Wednesday!
I know! I feel terrible! Poor Vivian has no doubt been thinking I forgot her 😦 I assure you, nothing could be farther from the truth! I have been agonizing over my lack of foresight and worrying that her time is getting cut into and people may end up missing her day 😦
Here’s what happened: heavy rain blew in yesterday accompanied by high winds with gusts over 60 mph… and in the Back of Beyond where I live, that means no power and no internet.
I’ve been like a little pioneer girl. Just call me Laura Ingalls 🙂 Except last night we got pizza… I don’t think Laura did that 🙂
Now, if I wasn’t always playing catch-up, I might have had today’s post written and ready to go. But my plan was to write it last evening during homework time… and that didn’t happen because we were looking for candles and contemplating bailing out the basement.
No worries, I thought. Surely the power will be restored by the time I get up at 5:15 AM… I’ll just write the post then and it will still get out on time.
Yeah. Not so much. We still have no power. We made coffee in a saucepan this morning. Need I say more?
See? I told you – Laura Ingalls 🙂
So after my morning chores I hied my way over hill and dale to the nearest Barnes & Noble (because in the Back of Beyond we don’t have handy wi-fi Starbucks at every country intersection) where I am currently sitting, casting longing glances at the triple chocolate brownies (but it’s only 11 AM – a little early for triple chocolate? what do you think? I think after coffee from a saucepan a little overly-decadent pre-noon chocolate is permitted!) and typing like the wind to get the long-awaited pitch pick and Vivian’s pitch up before you all give up in despair and determine that I’ve been eaten by a hungry black bear.
So no more chit chat. Here are the pitches from August for you to choose from. Everyone chose to update, so you can see how much they all improved thanks to you!
Charlie The Chimney Mouse (PB)
Charlie is looking forward to the holiday season when the unthinkable happens. His human family moves away. He celebrates the holidays anyway, but the songs, the feasts, and the parties are not the same without someone to share it. Charlie offers one last song from his heart and receives a visit from a special holiday guest who brings more than a sack of presents.
Two Orange Pups On The Trail Of The Perfect Ball (PB)
Which pup in town owns the perfect ball? For the Two Orange Pups, that’s quite a tough call. Is it Babe with her baseball, Mario with his meatball, or one of the other pups they meet? Find out whether the pair is on the right trail to discover the perfect ball, or whether it’s really the trail that’s the perfect part of this tale!
Nothing But Blue Skies (Upper MG Fantasy)
Wizards have turned the world topsy-turvy. The sky is green. The grass is purple. Streams are pale pink. A fourteen-year old princess is the key to saving her world. But – not as a girl. A dragon’s tear transforms her into a prince. To triumph over magic, she must find out who she is and who she wants to be. Through it all, she must defeat the wizards, change her world back, and save her brother.
Princess Azalea’s Two Left Feet (PB)
Princess Azalea can’t dance. And if she can’t dance, she can’t meet a prince at a royal ball. Her mother, the Queen, is determined to get her dancing no matter what! Azalea, however, isn’t sure a prince is worth all this hullabaloo. Will Princess Azalea learn to twirl and spin without falling on her royal bottom? Or will she find her happily ever after her own way?
#5 Kimberley (PB)
Saturdays With Fish
Libby and her stepdad go fishing on Saturday to leave the loud city behind and find the peace of a quiet pond. It is there they find joy as simple and warm as the sun. At the pond they fish, chat, and eat a picnic lunch without any disruptions. When Libby accidentally hooks a bullfrog, the spell may be broken. Can they find their way back to quiet?
Please cast your vote for who’s pitch should go for a read by editor Erin Molta by 11:59PM EDT Friday September 21.Show Me How and fabulous blogger at Positive Parental Participation.
Working Title: Confessions Of The Tomato Turner
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: Distracted by a noisy woodpecker, four-year old Peter looks away from his task and pulls up a baby tomato plant instead of a weed. Clutching the sad spindly seedling in his hand, Peter has a decision to make…tell his mom what he has done or hide the evidence in the compost pile.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Apologies for the messed up scheduling today, and thank you all for bearing with me 🙂 Have a great (rest of the) day!