Golly! The days are just packed! Remember that old commercial for Almond Joy and Mounds… sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t? Lately I feel like a nut pretty much all the time 🙂
So, given all that nuttiness, let’s grab our something chocolate (for some reason I’m kind of feeling like an Almond Joy this morning :)) and get right down to the first item on today’s agenda: Straight From The Editor for Kimberley, the winner of the August Pitch Pick. You will recall her pitch:
Saturdays With Fish (PB ages 4-8)
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?
Here are editor Erin Molta’s comments:
Very interesting and informative, don’t you think? And I confess I’ve had the privilege of reading this story and it’s lovely – very much along the lines of what Erin was hoping for 🙂
Moving right along, we get to today’s pitch which comes to us from Linda. Linda is a former gifted and talented teacher and the author of a number of books including the multi-award winning picture book, The Blue Roses. Please take a moment to visit her website at www.lindaboyden.com. Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Alpha Bitty
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-6)
The Pitch: A special tree stands on a special hill. Once a year Alpha Bitty carries her basket to pick the crop–not apples or oranges or even iPods. This tree sprouts letters. With the help of her friends, Wind, Rain and Sunshine, Alpha Bitty shares the letters with one and all so new stories may bloom.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
I was going to round out this Would You Read It extravaganza with the September Pitch Pick, but I decided that would be too much of an imposition on your time for today, so I’m going to save it for next week! Go do something fun 🙂
Have a happy Wednesday everyone 🙂