Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
First things first! I have an important announcement!
(wait for it…)
National Potato Chip Day!!!
This means it’s time for the age-old debate over which is better: ruffled or smooth? (I hope you all know the correct answer to that (ruffled), but feel free to attempt to convince me otherwise 🙂 You will need to use solid arguments backed by at least 3 primary sources 🙂 )
It is also time to share your favorite potato chip flavor! For me it’s a three-way tie between sour cream and onion, barbecue, and plain old regular salty chips.
But let’s be honest. I haven’t met too many potato chips I don’t like. 🙂 (Except salt and vinegar which I think should be banned, not just from the earth but from the entire solar system, but that’s just me 🙂 ) What flavor of chip rocks your world?
And speaking of chips rocking the world, there are picture books about bagels, and picture books about cupcakes, and picture books about sandwiches… but I can’t think of a picture book about a potato chip. I think the time has come! You all have your writing prompt for the day… write a picture book where the MC is a potato chip 🙂
Now then! From chips to chocolate!
Since it’s nearly St. Patrick’s Day, we obviously need something festively green, so how about some no-bake Mint Oreo Cheesecake for our Something Chocolate today?!
No Bake Mint Oreo Cheesecake
Doesn’t that look so chocolatey and minty fresh?! Plus it’s green which means it’s a vegetable, and that makes it health food 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Nadine who says, “I am an elementary librarian in an urban school district and I love my job! I am on the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (PA’s state book award) and a wiener dog owner and lover!”
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Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Porcupette And Moppet
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: (background information: a young porcupine is called a porcupette and a natural predator of a porcupine is a fisher.)
Pitch: Porcupette knows the importance and joy in reading. When he encounters a sneaky, sly fisher named Moppet, Porcupette outsmarts this predator armed with his quills? No. Porcupette uses his book!
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 Nadine 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! 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 April, so you could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Nadine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on potato chips and to reading everyone’s one-sentence pitch for a picture book starring a potato chip! Ready, GO! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂