I was going to post on Monday. Really, I was. But then we got invited out to dinner Sunday evening (which was lovely) and by the time I got home it was late and, well, you know how these things go… So lucky you – you got another day off 🙂
It is high summer here on Blueberry Hill. The bear passes by occasionally on his way from one patch of blueberry bushes to another. The hummingbirds are hard at work raising their families, which requires a lot of calories…
… the twin fawns are growing…
|this one is nursing…|
|and here they both are (sorry about photo quality – I was a little far away for the iPhone 🙂|
…and if we could get more than one consecutive minute without rain, my flowers might stop looking like they drowned 🙂 Or they might not because, let’s face it, I AM the Black Thumb of Poughquag 🙂
So now that you’ve seen summer on Blueberry Hill, I think it’s time for Something Chocolate. What should we have today? How about…
|Triple Chocolate Cookies??? YUM!|
Enough chit-chat 🙂 It’s time to get down to Would You Read It business! Vivian is being very patient 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Vivian whom you may remember from previous pitches for other PBs in the Tomato Turner series – The Tomato Turner and Confessions Of The Tomato Turner). Vivian is passionate about picture books – her mission is to help children become lovers of books and reading. She’s a former kindergarten teacher and a current grandmother of four. Although she always thought of herself as a timid sort of person, she’s had some really BIG adventures. Two years ago, she went skydiving with her son. This May, she stepped out of her comfort zone again and took her first international flight to the 2013 Asian Festival of Children Content/SCBWI Conference in Singapore. In one of her presentations, shared her book, Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking,and spoke to parents and teachers about the importance of reading picture books to young children. Her goal is to write a picture book story that will have kids saying, “Read it again, please!” Last this year, she and her husband will be leaving the Colorado Rockies and returning to the East Coast to be closer to family. She blogs at Picture Books Help Kids Soar and you can connect with her on Twitter andFacebook.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Tomato Turner Gets A Job
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4 and up)
The Pitch: No matter how many times Peter counts the money in his piggy-bank, it’s still not enough to buy the new bike he needs. The six-year old must find a quick way to earn some real money – summer vacation is only two weeks away and Peter wants to join his best friends’ team when they compete in the annual bike relay race.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Vivian is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to teaching my August picture book class (which starts tomorrow :)) and to seeing if I can scrounge up enough time to read Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi and Reached by Ally Condie which I’ve been wanting to read for ages! Anyone else love YA dystopian? 🙂
Happy Wednesday, everyone! 🙂