Would you look at this? It’s Wednesday again! Where does the time go?!
I miss seeing you guys on Mondays and Fridays, but it’s a good thing I’m not trying to post 3 days a week right now – I’d never manage! 🙂
This week I have been to Massachusetts and Maine… where I STILL did not see a real live moose! Everyone else on earth has seen a moose, but not me. Nosirreebob! I think they run away when they see Princess Blue Kitty approaching. But I’m going to keep on trying! I have spent many hours sorting through boxes of stuff that came home from college and needs to be washed and packed away for the summer – but don’t be jealous – it’s not as glamorous as it sounds 🙂 I got to visit with my daughter and son-in-law and granddaughters over 4th of July weekend, and also with my parents – lots of cookouts! Also lots of blueberry pie baking and eating 🙂 And today I have a school visit… well, technically it’s a day care since school is out for the summer, but same idea 🙂 I feel pretty certain there’s more, but my head is spinning from all the driving and I can’t remember 🙂
First, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the May Pitch Pick is Todd! Congratulations on an intriguing pitch, Todd! It has already been sent to editor Erin Molta and I’m sure you will hear from her shortly!
Congratulations to all our other pitchers as well – you all did a terrific job! Even with such a helpful and generous crew of readers as we are fortunate to have over here for Would You Read It, it takes a lot of courage to post your pitch for people to comment on. I know I speak for everyone when I say you are very brave and committed to honing your craft and we all applaud you for it.
Let’s skip merrily on to the June Pitch Pick now.
Here are the pitches:
#1 Kimberly – Sprinkles Goes To School – Picture Book (ages 4-8)
Sprinkles the Clown wants to fit in with her classmates on the first day of Kindergarten, but when her show-and-tell juggling act goes wrong, all the kids laugh at her, in a way even clowns don’t like. However, as a storm rolls in scaring all the students, Sprinkles puts her own fears aside and uses one of her true clowning skills to save the day!
#2 Katey – Dandelion Wishes – Picture Book (ages 3-7)
4 year-old Gia and her mother marvel in the changing seasons from their house on the hilltop until dandelion wishes disappear, and with them Gia’s sense of magic. She finds it again in her first experience of snow. A lyrical, share-able picture book at 578 words, Dandelion Wishes celebrates the everyday magic of nature and family.
#3 Amanda – Immortal Island – YA
#4 Stacey – The Bad Guys’ Breakfast – Picture Book (ages 3-7)
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am definitely in need of Something Chocolate! And given the extreme heat, I think something cool and refreshing is called for…
|Butterscotch ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies – YUM!
Recipe here: http://mom.me/food/8552-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-sandwich/
It is VERY hot, so if you need 2 or 3, you know, in the interest of keeping your core at a safe temperature :), please help yourselves! 🙂
And now that we are thusly fortified and cooled off, let’s have a look at today’s pitch.
It comes to us from Brandie who says, “In the library story time world I am known as Miss Brandie. At home I am mom, mama, or MAMA! Either way my life is centered around kids…and… books. After reading what has seemed like a bazillion books aloud to children, I decided that I wanted to read one of my own. Thus, my journey into the picture book writing world was born.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Trouble With Keeping Vikings
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-6)
The Pitch: Having a horde of Vikings come stay for a visit sounds harmless enough, right? Wrong! From snot-snakes to clashing swords, the outrageous antics of these pesky Vikings seem to be never-ending. But who will come to the rescue and bring them under control?
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Brandie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to catching up on all the work I didn’t do while I was driving around the eastern seaboard!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!!! 🙂