(For those of you less fluent in French than me, that means good morning my little birdies - at least, I'm hoping it means something like that :))
I've got birds on the brain (no, I did NOT say I was a bird brain!) because of Mr. and Mrs. Canada Goose on the way to my daughter's school. They have recently successfully hatched 6 delightful fluffy goslings! How can you not just love something this cute?
But enough of cute babies. We've got an action-packed, fun-filled day ahead! Are you ready?
First off, the winner of the April Pitch Pick is Frances! Congratulations, Frances! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her comments, and I'm sure you'll hear from her shortly!
Congratulations to our other fearless pitchers, too! You did a tremendous job and I know I speak for all of us when I say we admire and respect you for bravely posting your work!
Now. On a more serious note (one might even say grave), I'd like to discuss something of great importance.
Something I know has been weighing heavily on your minds.
You've been lying awake nights plagued by the torturous question of how, oh HOW, should you eat your berries?
Darlings. I am here for you.
With prime berry season almost upon us, I feel it's critical that we clear up some common misconceptions.
You might think you should pluck them from the bush they grow on and pop them right in your mouth. This is called Beary Picking because that's how the bears do it. This is not the correct way for you to do it. Please don't. Get out of that blueberry bush right now.
You might think you should buy them at the store, wash them, and put them in one of your pretty china dishes to eat with a spoon. I'm sorry to tell you that this is also wrong. Seriously. Put that dish back in the cabinet before you break it. And what is that? Vanilla ice cream? Don't make me come over there!
THIS, darlings, is the proper way, the ONLY way to eat berries:
SOMETHING CHOCOLATE :)
|Chocolate Dessert Cups With Fresh Berries from Plain Vanilla Mom|
No dishes to wash, hence no water wastage. No disposable items that have to be thrown away only to clog up our recycling centers. Just a good old-fashioned edible Something Chocolate cup like our founding fathers used to use back in the old days. Simple. Elegant. Eco-friendly. Delicious.
I'm so glad I was able to clear that up for you :)
Now. Bring your chocolate cup of berries along and let's get down to business!
Today's pitch comes to us from Linda who says, "I know what I'm doing" was a favorite phrase of mine when I was growing up. I wanted to discover the world f or myself, not through my parent's eyes. This meant that on occasion I would find myself stuck up in a tree or riding my bike with my eyes closed. The results were not pretty! Today, I continue to be adventurous, writing about the Glimmer Glen Elves who visit me in my Elfery, and dabbling in self-publishing in a variety of genres for both children and adults."
You can find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuntLindasCottage and https://www.facebook.com/LindaMKWriter. My websites are http://www.auntlindascottage.com and http://www.lindamoorekurth.com.
Working Title: Little Lizzie Knows What She's Doing
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-6)
The Pitch: Little Lizzie may be small, but she has an enormous curiosity about her world and how she fits in it. She wants to figure things out in her own way, so when her parents caution her about trying something new, her reply is always, I know what I’m doing! Giving the cat a bath and other experiments lead to some interesting consequences, until at last Lizzie demonstrates she does know what she's doing.
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 Linda 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.)
Linda is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to not washing any dishes ever again now that I've discovered chocolate cups :)
Have a wonderful, productive, and fulfilling Wednesday, everyone! :)