I don’t know who’s in charge of the weather around here, but whoever it is may be in danger of attack from a horde of angry villagers.
It is the first week of April, and winter has arrived on Blueberry Hill. It’s 10 degrees and we’ve got 6 inches of snow!
The robins are not amused. They’re talking conspiracy.
And my poor little pink hyacinth was caught by surprise, all her sweet new blossoms snowed on and frozen, and now she’s sulking.
I suspect Simon Barsinister!*
I tell you, we’re sitting on a powder keg of disgruntlement! Things could blow at any moment!
There’s only one solution: Something Chocolate!
I think we’ll go healthy this morning with a fruit-oriented breakfast-y type of yumminess…
How does Triple Chocolate Banana Bread sound?
As you can see, it’s all about the fruit 🙂
We are so health-conscious! Let’s pat ourselves on the back and have another slice! After all, bananas are rich in potassium 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Sam. Sam Altmann is a special education teacher who lives in Baltimore Maryland with her husband and two semi-cuddly chaos loving dogs. She is a sucker for soft serve ice cream, swimming in the ocean, and “quality” reality television. Follow her on her brand new twitter account at @jsamaltmann
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The School Supplies Intensive Care Unit
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: When a marker is left uncapped, or a pencil gets cracked, there is only one place they can turn, The School Supplies Intensive Care Unit. Things typically run smoothly, but after a sudden spike in cases at The SSIC-U, it’s up to Nurse Petunia to track down the culprit, and reform the classroom’s worst offender.
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 Sam 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.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! Seriously! Send pitches PLEASE! The calendar is sadly empty from here on out and is thus feeling as sulky as my pink hyacinth, so we really need submissions! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. I am not kidding – next week is currently open! – so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
(On a side note, as you no doubt noticed, being the alert readers that you are, I did not write the Saturday post last weekend… you know, the one that I was going to write to catch up on the back-logged Straight From The Editors that I finally have in hand. Instead I took my parents to tour an organic maple syrup farm. Tough job, but someone had to do it 🙂 If you’re a betting type, I think now is a good time to start wagering… will I manage it this weekend… or not…? Ooh! The wondering is agonizing! 🙂 )
Sam is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to SPRING!!!!! I MEAN IT!!!!! Enough with this winter wonderland!!!!! It’s April!!!!! And this weather is forcing me to wear out my exclamation point key!!!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂
*Should you happen not to have been watching Saturday morning cartoons in the early 70s, Simon Barsinister was the arch villain on Underdog 🙂