We’ve got a busy day, so I hope you ate your Wheaties!
Except, when you think about it, Wheaties aren’t chocolate, so they are really not an appropriate choice for Wednesday.
I know! How about some chocolate cereal?
That will simply not do at all.
I’m sorry. It looks like dog kibble. And much as I love my dogs I do not wish to share their breakfast. Not to mention, that doesn’t look anything like real chocolate should look.
I tried to go the truly healthy route with cereal, but I just can’t do it.
Put that away and let’s break out the Snickers 🙂
Ah! That’s MUCH better. Now we’re ready to get down to business!
First, Straight From The Editor for our April winner, Pam.
You will recall her pitch:
Flood Dogs (Picture Book ages 5-8)Based on a true story, FLOOD DOGS tells of a girl, her two dogs, and the flood that comes between them. As Cadence fears the fate of her dogs, she must also face the devastation of her town and home. When she finally reconnects with her beloved pups, Cadence is overjoyed to discover just how much she still has.
And here are editor Erin Molta’s comments:
As always, I find her insight very helpful!
Next, I am happy to announce the winner of the May Pitch Pick.
And the winner is…
… SIAN with her pitch for Thirsty For Words (which was originally The Word Thief.)
Congratulations, Sian!!! Your pitch has already been sent to Erin for her thoughts. And congratulations to all our other pitchers for great story ideas, wonderful pitches, and thoughtful improvements based on reader feedback. You all did an excellent job. Good luck with your stories!
Now, onto today’s Would You Read It. Phew! Anyone need another Snickers?
Today’s pitch comes to us from the lovely Elaine, who we met in April with her pitch for Giant At The Gym. In case you don’t remember her, Elaine is a Mom of two, wife of one, mom to three furry kids and second grade school teacher.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Chase
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: A bored little boy stares at the moon, moaning about being bored while missing the stunning excitement that’s unfolding around him – pirate cows, zombie ice skaters, mummy librarians… If only he’d look down instead of UP. THE CHASE is a humorous picture book that explores the common childhood experience of what appears like the moon is following them, and turns it on its head.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Elaine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to being able to take my daughter to the airport at the crack of dawn on Friday without feeling guilty for not paying attention to Perfect Picture Books, since we are now on summer hiatus. I will also take this opportunity to let you know that I will be mostly away from my computer next week, so don’t be shocked if the blog is a little bare and I’m not around visiting you all. But don’t worry! Would You Read It will still be up next Wednesday… assuming I write the post before I leave 🙂
Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone! 🙂