Wowee! What a busy week it’s been so far and it’s only Wednesday!
Monday was Phyllis’s big day, and boy did we ever get a lot of AMAZING poetry, videography, art, photography, etc to celebrate! If you didn’t get a chance to see/read, you really won’t want to miss it (and everything is very short and un-time-consuming so you should totally check it out! :)) Go HERE.
One item that didn’t make it in time for Monday’s post, and didn’t get posted yesterday because I was away at a school visit, is Dana Atnip’s totally fun depiction of everyone’s favorite weather-hog!
|illustration copyright Dana Atnip 2015
please visit her website HERE
I’ll add it to Monday’s post, but I didn’t want anyone to miss it! 🙂
We will figure out some winners from Phyllis’s celebration, I just haven’t had time because, as I mentioned, I was “out of the office” 🙂
Phyllis and I had a LOVELY school visit yesterday! There were balloons and cake and wonderful students and teachers! I’m hoping to have pictures to share at some point, but my photo stream won’t update… because I am a technopoop!… so maybe next time!
Now then! Onward to today’s business!
First, we have the December/January Pitch Pick!
Here are last month’s wonderful pitches, newly tweaked and polished thanks to your helpful advice.
#1 Marla – Froggy Went A Courtin’ (PB ages 4-8)
Froggy Went a Courtin’ is an updated version of the traditional song. Missy Mousey has agreed to marry Froggy. But an old tom cat crashes their wedding and wants to eat the bride. It’s up to the strong and independent Missy Mousey to save herself, Froggy, and the day.
#2 Jeff – Stormy With A Chance Of Pizza (PB ages 3-7)
Grandpa’s creative problem solving saves the day (or at least their dinner) when ‘can do’ perseverance triumphs over challenges of a new recipe and Mother Nature’s threats, showing his storytelling grandchild the value of self reliance.
#3 Bekah – The Penguin And The Pelican (PB ages 4-8)
#4 Michele – Hoot And Holly (PB ages 4-8)
#5 Maria – The Trouble With Homework (PB ages 6-9)
Please vote for the one you think is best and deserves a read by editor Erin Molta by Sunday February 8 at 5 PM EDT and I will announce the winner next week.
Today’s pitch comes to us from Kirsten. Kirsten W. Larson used to work for NASA but now writes about rocket science — and just about any science — for kids. She is the author of SCIENCE FAIR SUCCESS! and USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD (Rourke), as well as more than a dozen children’s magazine articles. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Finley VS The Fly
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages
The Pitch: On the verge of losing his favorite sandwich to a pesky fly, Finley strikes back with a vacuum, the sink sprayer and more creating chaos in the kitchen. But when he finally wallops the fly, he learns to be careful what he wishes for.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Kirsten is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to catching up on whatever I missed yesterday, and getting to meet an online friend in real life later – all the way from Indiana!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂