Good Morning Everyone!
By the time you read this I will hopefully be heading west for a couple of college revisits.
(College revisits are not to be confused with college visits. College visits are the ones you do to decide where you want to apply. College revisits are the ones you do after you’ve been accepted and you’re trying to decide where you want to go. It’s very technical. Much more involved than when I was a lass… back in the last century… well, technically back in the last millennium… when you just applied to college and went. But I digress… :))
Yep. It’s me, the boy, Princess Blue Kitty (my faithful car), and Jo-Jilly (my
obnoxious less faithful GPS) on the road again!
If all goes according to plan we’re leaving at 4ish AM give or take a few. If you spent any time here over the summer during the college visits, you know how that Jo-Jilly riles me, so you will forgive me if we skip straight to Monkey Cake 🙂
|photo copyright Stacy S. Jensen 2012 used by permission|
Mmmm! Chocolatey goodness! Thank you, Stacy 🙂
Today we have a Straight From The Editor for Wendy’s winning pitch from February.
You will recall Wendy’s original pitch for Why Fireflies Should Never Drink Soda (PB ages 3-7):
Life is good for the insects at the campground—until something attracts a hungry bullfrog. When Herman, a feisty firefly, takes a sip the hiccuping winged beacon learns why he’s been taught that fireflies should NEVER drink soda.
Here are editor Erin Molta’s comments:
As always, I find Erin’s thoughts so helpful! I hope you do too 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Pam B. Pam says, “Professionally I was a 3rd and 6th grade teacher before becoming an instructor in Early Childhood and Adolescent Education at Bloomsburg University. Currently I’m taking time away from teaching to focus on my family and my writing. You can follow me on Twitter @PamBrunskill.”
Working Title: Flood Dogs
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: Based on a true story, FLOOD DOGS tells of a girl, her dogs, and the flood that comes between them. Cadence promises her dogs she’ll play fetch after school, then locks them in the mudroom on her way to the bus. When the local creek floods, Cadence and her family can’t get home, and her dogs are trapped inside. For three days, Cadence worries.
Will her dogs survive?
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Pam is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to getting wherever it is we’re going without incident and to hopefully having a couple of enlightening revisits that will help the decision process!
Have a great day, everyone, and wish me, the boy, Princess Blue Kitty and Jo-Jilly good luck 🙂
P.S. I’d better warn you in advance that I may not manage to pull a Perfect Picture Book out of the hat this week since I will presumably be somewhere in the midwest, but I will at least post the list for everyone else 🙂