Why yes thank you, don’t mind if I do!
There’s nothing like a little chocolate mousse in the morning among friends! Who’s with me?
You will notice I added some healthful and nutritious raspberries, which are especially good for you on account of the phenolic phytochemicals like ellagic acid, but also they taste really good with chocolate mousse 🙂
And speaking of chocolate mousse, does anyone remember Fred Gwynne? (No, I am not off my rocker! I’m going somewhere with this…) He was Herman on The Munsters, and he played the southern Judge Chamberlain Haller in one of my all-time favorite movies, My Cousin Vinny (I highly recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it – SO funny – but not for you for a few years, Erik – I think it’s rated R for language!) ANYWAY, he also wrote several humorous picture books for children that illustrate idioms. One of them happens to be called A Chocolate Moose For Dinner. See? I told you I was going somewhere with this.
That’s as far as I go, though. Chocolate mousse reminds me of A Chocolate Moose For Dinner. You should read it some time. Maybe I’ll do it for Perfect Picture Books one of these days 🙂
Now, if you all could please get off the topic of chocolate mousse and on to something serious and important, I would like to announce the winner of the March Pitch Pick!
Duhn duhn-duhn duhn-duhn duhn DUHN!!! It was was ERIK!!! with his pitch for The Adventures Of Tomato And Pea! Congratulations, Erik! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts and comments 🙂 And congratulations to the other pitchers who also did an excellent job and in fact tied for the remaining votes that didn’t go to Erik! Thank you all for bravely pitching your work. It gives us all an opportunity to learn and improve.
Now, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Deborah who says, “I’m a mother of five and Nana of three. I’ve taught preschool and worked as a children’s librarian, but now I work as a companion to elderly folks. My writing has appeared in several children’s magazines, but my dream is to write a picture book that my grandkids will love.”
Working Title: Hurricane Enrique
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: When a hurricane strikes, a young girl bravely rescues the awful dog that belongs to her dearest friend.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Deborah is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to taking my dogs for a run in the sunshine. Look at them. They’re totally ready.
The weatherman promised sunshine today, and warm temperatures, and I intend to hold him to it. There will be no chocolate mousse, with or without raspberries, for the weatherman if he doesn’t come through!
Have a great day, everyone! 🙂