Would You Read It Wednesday #139 – The Bad Guys Breakfast (PB)

Hi everybody!!!

How are you all?  I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages!  This is what skipping blog days does to me – I miss you!

So let’s see… What have I done in the past week?

I went to Vermont… I signed books at the Millbrook Literary Festival where I got to say hi to some of my good friends (hi Iza, Nancy, Karen, Pat, Tim, Brian, Scott, Alison, etc. :)) and made a new one (hi Helen!)… I hopped over to the end of the Children’s Nonfiction Conference in New Paltz and got to meet Kirsten and Sue in real life!!! – such fun!!! – and they are as nice and smart and beautiful in real life as they are online :)…  and I drove to Boston and fetched #4 for the summer 🙂  Probably some other stuff too, but that’s all I can think of right now 🙂  Clearly my brain is in need of some type of nudge…

Gee, I wonder what would do the trick?

Perhaps… Something Chocolate! 🙂

Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake!
Recipe here: http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2013/05/28/snickers-peanut-butter-brownie-ice-cream-cake/

And seriously, how could anything be better than Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake?  It has Snickers – indisputably the world’s best candy bar YUM! – brownies – YUM YUM!! – and ice cream – YUM YUM YUM!!! and perfect for summer!

Please!  Help yourselves!

Now that our mouths are full, let’s turn our attention to Would You Read It 🙂

Today’s pitch comes to us from Stacey who says, “I’m a pre-published picture book author and momma of two adorable boys who give me every ounce of writing material I need. When I’m not reading to, writing for, or raising kids, I’m usually collaborating with my writer’s critique group, attending local SCBWI events, or eating chocolate. I’m amazed by the talent out there and happy to be just a small part of it.”

Stacey blogs at http://staceydhan.blogspot.com/

Here is her pitch:

Working Title: The Bad Guys Breakfast
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch:  “It was just like any other morning, except a monster was sitting at my kitchen table.”
Adeline K. Strauss has a problem with monsters in her house. Could there be a way to win over these “bad guys”? In The Bad Guys Breakfast, Addie discovers the way to a monster’s heart might just be through his (or her) stomach. So, she invites them for breakfast. But when a witch, ghost, shark, and bear (…and maybe more) show up at her doorstep ready to eat, things can go only one of two ways.

So what do you think?  Would You Read It?  YES, MAYBE or NO?

If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest.  If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Stacey improve her pitch.  Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome.  (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful.  I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Now accepting pitches for September!  For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on the Would You Read It tab in the bar above.   Polish up your pitches and send yours for your chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!

Stacey is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to trying out that Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake recipe! 🙂  Oh, and I’m also looking forward to attending the NJ SCBWI conference this weekend!  I’ve never been before, but I’ve heard tell it’s awesome, and I think quite a few people I’m anxious to meet in real life are going to be there.  Anyone going?  Let me know in the comments!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!  See you next week! 🙂

57 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday #139 – The Bad Guys Breakfast (PB)

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    Thanks for your great suggestions for Stacey, Vivian! And hmm… are you by any chance on the way to Maine? Maybe we could take a small detour 🙂 I'm so glad you like Mr. Wuffles! David Wiesner is amazing, isn't he?

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    Thank you for your excellent thoughts for Stacey, Kimberly – very helpful! And I couldn't resist that cake in person either! Not in a million years 🙂 That is why I serve virtual goodies that we can enjoy without having to go run 10 miles 🙂

  3. Radha says:

    Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

    Sri Gita Govinda

    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna


    Govinda Lilamrta

    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna


    Ananda Vrindavan Campu

    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.


    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)


    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love


    And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

    The Meeting in the Box


    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor


    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer


    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu


    And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49


    Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:


    The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:


    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or “The Hare Krishna Movement” as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.

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