Would You Read It Wednesday #65 – How The Bull Lost His Feathers (PB)

Busy day ahead, boys and girls!

Princess Blue Kitty (my car, if you didn’t happen to be around this summer :)) and I will be driving to the Big Apple for the Brick Church Holiday Fair, which is always an extravaganza of epic proportions!  Me, Phyllis, Woolliam, Santa – what could be more fun??? 🙂  Personally, I can hardly think of anything 🙂

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood but very cold this morning, and I am feeling significantly under-fueled for this weather, so let’s dive into something chocolate, shall we?  How about….

Photo copyright Stacy Jensen 2012 used by permission

… mmmmm… some Rocky Road Cookie Bars!  They look sustaining, don’t they?! 🙂  Also just exactly like what your mother would approve of for breakfast 🙂  (Rocky road, by definition, includes nuts, and nuts have protein which equals healthy breakfast – see how that works?)

All right.  Everyone feeling energized?  Let’s start by announcing the winner of the October Pitch Pick!  Announcing winners is such a cheerful fun thing to do!  And the winner is…

Carrie! with her pitch for Scooter Annie!

Carrie, your pitch has already been flung through cyberspace to editor Erin Molta, and we will all await her words of wisdom with great anticipation!

Onward to today’s pitch which comes to us from the lovely Kim.  Kim is “Mama” to a wonderful 8-year-old with multiple nicknames, wife of a genius, and has switched careers numerous times in her short (ha!) life. She has been passionate about picture books since her first encounter with Dr. Seuss, though it has taken her decades (don’t ask) to realize that writing them is something that she can probably do for the rest of her life.  She writes a wonderful blog over at Kid Lit Dish and is a regular participant in PPBF.  She would love it if you’d like to follow her on Twitter or like her on Face Book!

Here is her pitch:

Working Title:  How The Bull Lost His Feathers
Age/Genre: PB (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: What, you say?  Bulls don’t have feathers?  Well, long ago, they did.  This is the fable of how one bull lost beautiful peacock-like feathers for himself and his descendants… forever. (Hint: It’s also why the color red will always make a bull’s temper flare.)


So what do you think?  Would You Read It?  YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest.  If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Kim improve her pitch.  Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome.  (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful.  I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks!  For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on the Would You Read It tab in the bar above.  There are openings in January, so you have time to polish 🙂 for a chance for it to be read by editor Erin Molta!

Kim is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  And I am looking forward to a fun-filled author visit at the Brick Church Fair and hanging out with Santa!  If you’re in NYC, stop by! 🙂

57 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday #65 – How The Bull Lost His Feathers (PB)

  1. Kirsten Larson says:

    Have fun on your trip, Susanna! Congrats to Carrie. And Kim, I must say your PB pitch leaves me curious and hankering to learn more. Just one caution: in the past I've been told to avoid rhetorical questions in a pitch because it sounds too “market-y.” If you drop the questions, that will give you a little more room to dive into your story.

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