Happy Wednesday, Folks!
Up on Blueberry Hill where we are exceptionally close to Nature, things are hopping! Literally! Look at this cute little guy:
There I was, wandering around my house as one does at midnight on Fridays, when what to my wondering eye should appear than this tiny housebreaker! SPROING! SPROING! SPROING! He hopped down my hallway, leaping easily 10 times his height into the air. He was the size of my thumbnail (i.e. pretty small! I thought he was some kind of bug at first!) and clearly bewildered by the strange surroundings in which he found himself. I’m pretty sure he stopped in because my Perfect Picture Book for Friday was Frog Song 🙂 but once inside he wasn’t quite sure what to do. Luckily, being a Resourceful Type, I knew what to do. I took his picture for you guys (so forethoughtful of me!), then I caught him under a plastic cup, slipped a postcard underneath his tiny toes so he’d have something to stand on, and transported him outside into the spring night where he hopped gratefully away into the cool damp grass.
I think there’s a picture book idea in a Thumbelina-sized frog accidentally hopping inside a house of giants! 🙂
Of course, all this talk of hopping is making me hungry, so how about Something Chocolate? 🙂 For today’s Something Chocolate I chose something specially for our pitcher and his almost-4 year-old: Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups! They’re easy to make and you can put any flavor of ice cream and any kind of topping you like on them! A supremely kid-friendly perfect summer treat 🙂 I hope you all enjoy them!!!
If you wanted to make an extra cookie cup, that tiny frog would fit in beautifully, and then he could eat his way out… Seriously, someone should write this picture book 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Greg who says, “I was a film major in college who somehow ended up with a career in the IT industry. For exercise I play hockey and chase my soon to be four year old son around. He is also the inspiration for most of my stories. I love to cook and have made several of Susanna’s recipes. (Including the churro pancakes from May 4 which were pronounced awesome and resulted in my son requesting pancakes every weekend since then 🙂 ) I can be followed on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gregoryebray/ or my blog: http://gregoryebrayauthor.blogspot.com/”
Here is his pitch:
Working Title: The Bath Of Least Resistance
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8 )
The Pitch: Paint is thicker than water, but the bond between a puppy and his human brother is even thicker.
When Bogie discovers the wonderful scent and texture of paint, he inadvertently tracks it all over the house. Chaos and calamity ensue with each attempt to get him into the tub. What will it take to give Bogie a bath, or is he destined to remain a colorful pooch forever.
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 Greg improve his 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! 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. There are openings in June (YES JUNE – you heard that correctly!!!), so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback practically next week, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Greg is looking forward to your thoughts on his pitch! I am looking forward to seeing what happens to my mini porch garden. Right now, it’s zucchini vs. tomato as to who will take over the world and it’s a shockingly close race – very high suspense! Feel free to place your bets 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂