It’s the First Wednesday of Summer!
That got me to thinking… what is your favorite picture book about summer?
There are so many good ones!
I think I have to go with an oldie but a goodie – Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey (Puffin Books, 1976).
After all, I live on Blueberry Hill 😊
And we have little bears wandering around, eating up blueberries 😊
What is your favorite summertime picture book? Share in the comments and we’ll have a great list of recommendations!
And/or you can take this opportunity to write a summer picture book of your own!
Writing prompt, anyone?
On a hot, hot day in July….
Now then, on to Would You Read It! I’m pleased to announce that the winner of the May Pitch Pick is Andrew with his PB pitch for Dorian And The Silent Piano!!! Congratulations on a terrific pitch and story idea, Andrew! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta and I’m sure you will hear from her as soon as she is able!
Congratulations also to our other talented pitchers! You all did a great job on your ideas and revisions – some wonderful future books in this group! – and I hope the experience helped you to improve your pitches!
I think a reward is in order!
How about Something Chocolate?
Given that it is now summer, a Chocolate Honeycomb Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae seems like just the thing, don’t you think? 😊
Chocolate Honeycomb Vesuvius Ice Cream Sundae
Cold, creamy, chocolatey, and delicious! Mmmmm! Breakfast perfection! 😊
Now that we’ve got our lovely sundaes to keep our energy up, let’s have a look at today’s pitch which comes to us from Christina. Christina Julian writes kid and lady lit in between sips and swirls in the Napa Valley where she works as a wine and food writer.
Find her on the web at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Mommy Is Not A Morning Person
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: MOMMY IS NOT A MORNING PERSON is a role-reversing romp about what it means to be a leader when you’re the smallest one in the house. Spunky Aurora flies out of bed bent on doing what kids only dream of. But there are road blocks along the way. The cat that thinks it’s a hat. A mommy who lives for the snooze button, and one big yellow school bus that waits for nobody! It’s up to Aurora to pull on the parenting pants in the ultimate battle to the breakfast table.
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 Christina 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 September, so you have time to polish your pitch before putting it up] for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Christina is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to making blueberry pie, because for some reason I now have blueberries on my mind! 😊
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂