October 14, 2015

Would You Read It Wednesday # 189 - Kitten Ciao (PB)

Hey there, friends!

I hope your week is going swimmingly so far!

I'm off in a mad rush this morning to two solid days of school visits, so no time for lollygagging about!  We're going to get right down to it!

First, we need to attend to the most important meal of the day - Something Chocolate!  (It's what's for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, snack, snack! :))

Our Would You Read It pitcher for today recommended chocolate pancakes spread with Nutella!  So here you go - chocolate pancakes!!!

YUM!  Chocolate Pancakes!!!
Recipe HERE at Bakerella
...and here's some Nutella to go with... :)

Boy, do those look good!  The cross-section really looks more like actual cake than pancake.  This is a breakfast I could grow to love :)

Now then.  Today's pitch comes to us from Lisa (recommender of chocolate pancakes with Nutella) who says, "I am a Northern California based writer and aspiring picture book author who enjoys thinking and rethinking how I would describe myself in one sentence. Some days I am a chocolate pound cake baking, back yard squirrel watcher who keeps thinking I just felt an earthquake.  Other days I am a coffee frenzied, Scrabble player determined to get the 50 bonus points that come with using all seven tiles in one word.  Lately, I am an-empty nester who just gently pushed the last little birdie out into the world.  It is an exciting time for me, and I am thrilled to submit my pitch for Kitten Ciao to Would You Read It."

You can visit her blog at

Here is her pitch:

Working Title: Kitten Ciao - A Culinary Tale In Six Bite-Sized Chapters
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: Kitten Ciao is fed up with the food at home, so he dashes off to dine in Europe, where the food must be better.  He sees famous sights, makes new friends and learns to say “hello” and “goodbye” in each country’s language. But the rain in Paris turns his crepes to goo, there are raisins in his English Pudding, the sauerkraut at Oktoberfest is, well, sour, and there’s no chocolate dip for his Spanish churros.  When he gets to Italy, the worst possible thing happens and Kitten Ciao figures out that the world will never quite be able to top the food at Mama’s table. A glossary of terms is 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 Lisa 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 the Would You Read It tab in the bar above.  There are openings in... hmm, let me see... I have to consult my calendar... I think due to the Holiday Contest we might be getting into the new year for openings, but there might be room for one or two in December... so you've got a little time to polish up your pitches and send yours for your chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!

Finally, in case you missed the not-normally-scheduled post on Monday, it's time to fire up your genius for the 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest!!!  Hop over HERE and check out the guidelines and fabulous prizes!

Lisa is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to 2 days, 9 presentations, 30 classes, and your guess is as good as mine how many little smiling Kindergarten - Grade 2 faces of school visit fun! :)  Wish me luck!!!

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