Good Morning Everyone!
You will never guess what happened!
The person who was scheduled to pitch today, well, uh… she never showed up!!!
I realized yesterday morning that she’d scheduled a date but never sent her pitch. I emailed her immediately, but though I waited very patiently for about 16 hours I sadly got no reply.
“Whatever shall I do?” quoth I. “I have no pitch for tomorrow!”
Not wanting to disappoint you, and being
full of hare-brained ideas incredibly resourceful I thought, why not play a Would You Read It game?
So I thought one up on the spot! 🙂
First, I will fortify you with Something Chocolate to gear you up mentally! It would not be fair to drag you into a game without a little sustenance! (Besides, it wouldn’t be Wednesday morning without chocolate!)
Let’s see… how about some Extreme Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Scrumdiddlyumptious!!!! Plenty to go around. Have 5 🙂
Now that you’re raring to go, here’s the game:
I will share three pitches/jacket copy for upcoming picture book releases, all taken from the Amazon descriptions, and you say in the comments whether or not you would read them based on only the description I supply – no title, no author or illustrator, no publishing house, no cover image, NOTHING! If you happen to recognize them, try to put your knowledge aside and remain objective, evaluating only on the basis of the supplied information.
Anyone who would like to increase the fun may post the pitch/jacket copy for a picture book of their choosing in the same way in the comments and let us respond to that too!
Okay? Sound good?
Here we go!
#1 – Yes, Maybe, or No?
“Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort’s castle interrupts their fun. It’s a monster trying to eat someone’s kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight . . . or is there?”
#2- Yes, Maybe, or No?
“When Kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house made of seashells and coral, she is so curious that she goes inside. She’s thrilled to find a just-right breakfast, pretty little chair, and, best of all, a comfy bed that rocks in the current.
But when the Octopus family returns home, they are not happy to find that someone has been eating their food and breaking their things. Baby has the biggest shock when she finds the mermaid asleep in her bed! Luckily, shock turns to happiness when Kiniro gives her a thoughtful gift before escaping from the twenty-four arms coming her way.”
#3- Yes, Maybe, or No?
“Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea—the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won’t let her go . . .
Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?”
So now! You be the judge! Would You Read #1, #2, or #3? Yes, maybe, or no?
Post your response in the comments in the form of #1 – yes, #2 – no, #3 -maybe, or whatever, and if you care to say why you can put that too! 🙂 We can take a poll at the end (and by “poll” I mean I can go through the comments and count 🙂 ) and see which book gets the most YES votes 🙂
Extra Credit/Bonus (which means extra cookies for you if you get it 🙂 ) I noticed something after I’d chosen these three books. Can you guess what I noticed?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! These are actual blurbs by actual publishers, so I will be VERY interested to know your response to these “pitches” without the aid of title, cover, etc!