Sometimes a box arrives on your doorstep.
If it looks like this
you know it is a very very good kind of box!!!
When you open it, you’ll see this
and then this
and then this
and finally – squeeeeeeee! –
Please, help yourselves!
And thank you, Kirsten, for your very thoughtful gift! I’d like to say there were some left, but that would just be lying 🙂 I can say in complete truthfulness, however, that they were delicious!!! 🙂
Now that we are all happily munching on the proverbial bonbons, let’s have a round of applause (because it would be impolite to yell “Congratulations!” with a mouth full of Godiva chocolate truffles!) for the winner of the March Pitch Pick which is. . .
Congratulations, Ann! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts. I’m sure you’ll hear from her shortly.
And congratulations to our other brave pitchers who also did a terrific job! I hope you all gained from the Would You Read It experience, and I also hope you’ll take a few extra congratulatory truffles 🙂 Best of luck with your stories!
Now then. Onward!
Today’s pitch comes to us from Charlotte who says, “When I was a little girl, a childless older couple who lived across the street gave me an oversized picture book, written in wonderful rhyming couplets. More than a half century later, I can still recite the entire story of “The Children That Lived in a Shoe” from memory, as I visualize the pictures of the cherub-like little ones going about their daily routines. I still love this book. Twenty-first century children deserve access to their own favorite stories that will endure for them throughout their lifetimes. I keep this in mind when I work on my PB manuscripts.“
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Roy G. Biv And The Amazing Castle Moat
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: Sophie senses there’s magic in the world of nature, while Sam is more of a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of kid. She likes building fairy houses but agrees to help her brother construct his sand fortress. When a sudden summer rainstorm spares their beach castle, the overflowing moat delivers a surprise visitor, Roy G. Biv. Sam thinks someone is playing a trick on him when he hears the guest’s voice share a rhyming, rhythmic poem about the rainbow’s colors. Sophie is delighted at how Sam finds out that Roy G. Biv is not only rather magical, but is also real.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Charlotte is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the upcoming Illustrators Contest which is barely a week away now! It will open on Thursday April 24th! I am really, really hoping that at least a few people will enter, because I would so love to see how they bring the amazing March Madness Writing Contest winners’ ideas to life! Please feel free to spread the word to all your illustrator friends and join me in looking forward to visiting some new blogs, getting to know some fabulously talented new people, and seeing some amazing art!!!
In the hope that you CAN actually teach an old dog new tricks, let’s try this and see if it works. At all. For anyone! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂