Hello, friends! Happy Earth Day!
(and Would You Read It Wednesday!)
A little message from our sponsor (me 😊): This land is your land, this land is my land. . . Let’s take good care of it 💚🌷
And a wonderful book to read on this day:
You Are Home: An Ode To National Parks (linked to perfect picture book review)
While we are celebrating Earth Day by singing and reading and maybe planting a flower or a tree, we will certainly need Something Chocolate. In our never-ending quest to keep the kiddos busy and entertained during our confinement, let’s make Banana Giraffes! It’s more of an art project snack than an actual recipe, but it’s fun!
You will need bananas, chocolate-covered raisins or chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and a little hot fudge or creamy peanut or other nut butter (or icing if you have food allergies) in a piping bag (or ziploc with the corner cut) to draw the face. If you are so forethoughtful as to have some googly eyes on hand you can use those instead of drawing eyes with fudge/peanut butter/etc. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory how to put them all together from the picture 😊
Banana Giraffes (which have chocolate on them!) 😊
Aren’t they so cute? Delicious and nutritious! And so obviously healthy you don’t even need me to rationalize it for you! 😊
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Sierra. Sierra Wilson is the author of The Atonement of Jesus Christ Is for Me (Cedar Fort, 2018) and the upcoming My Testimony Tree (Cedar Fort, 2020) and I Can Be Like Jesus (Covenant Communications, 2020). She spends most of her time keeping up with her wild, wonderful little ones and used to work as a high school English teacher and community art educator.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Bug Battle Circus
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8) Narrative Nonfiction/Humor
The Pitch: When household pests go head to head in the Bug Battle Circus, which crawly critters will be victorious? You guess! A wild, interactive story comparable to Bob Shea’s Crash, Splash, or Moo! and the Who Would Win? series. Nonfiction backmatter included.
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 Sierra 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 May, 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!
Sierra is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to watering and enjoying the beautiful little rose bush my daughter gave me for my birthday… but not planting it outside quite yet because it keeps snowing! 😊
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂
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