Monday, June 8, 2015

QK Agent Round: The Impressionistic Cow - Picture Book

Entry Nickname: The Impressionistic Cow
Word count: 471
Genre: Picture Book


There’s a gorgeous, grassy world out there! See how a talented cow paints it in CLYDE MOONET.

This picture book for ages 4 to 8 is based on the life of Claude Monet. Clyde is tired of painting inside like other artists in his herd, yet no one understands his impressionistic style. Until he paints a series for his hay-stacking brother Biff that changes everything.

CLYDE MOONET is infused with nonfiction elements, such as actual quotes from Claude Monet and back material highlighting aspects of Monet’s life that parallel this story.

First 50 Words:

Clyde Moonet was supposed to paint with his class. But while others painted
vanilla ice cream,
and milk jugs,

Clyde painted the pasture’s color and light.

“You call this ice cream?” Monsieur Milkypants asked.

“Nature is the source of my inspiration,” Clyde replied.

He knew there was more to painting than painting inside.


  1. I'd love to see more! Please paste the full picture book text in the email body, along with your query, to querysara (at) fuseliterary (dot) com