Title: FAMILY REUNION
Word count: 650
Genre: Children’s Picture Book - Funny
The elephants are planning a family reunion. When the monkeys overhear, they decide to have one, too. But they’re not the only ones. The whole family reunion concept is too good to miss out on and it spreads across the jungle like a Savanna grass fire! Soon the watering hole is filled to capacity with animals of different species; which causes a real bungle in the jungle. Tempers flare as each species fights for their right to reunite with their own kind. Finally, a wise frog speaks up with a whole new concept that blows the family reunion idea right out of the watering hole! FAMILY REUNION is an amusing tale of diversity and acceptance. It is approximately 650 words and is written mainly for the 4-8 age range.
First 50 words:
On a hot, steamy day in the Jungle of Kree,
A sly, nosey monkey swung from a tree.
He was eavesdropping on a large elephant herd,
And he hung there and listened to every last word.
“We’ll invite all our cousins from near and afar,”
Said the matriarch queen named Ali Dalmar.
Entry Nickname: The Impressionistic Cow
Title: CLYDE MOONET
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.