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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Land of Capadeedoo by Amber Mauldin

In the land of capadeedoo, a creative mother uses her imagination to take her restless son on a magical journey to Capadeedoo in hopes of getting him to sleep.
In this inventive rhyme, similar to Dr. Suess, a playful mother will coax her restless son into bed with promises of an amazing adventure.  First thing’s first though, he must lie still and close his eyes, while they go on this mystical ride.  Then they travel to the moon to find the land of Capadeedoo. Along the way they meet a silly bear with pink and purple hair and a kangaroo with an odd choice in clothing.  You will fall in love with these playful characters in this enjoyable tale of a unique mother who chooses her own kind of bed time story. 
This story is dear to my heart because it came about much like I wrote it.  My three year old son was restless one night and so I had him shut his eyes as I took him on an adventure in his mind.  After our journey I decided that our story should be told.  So I turned it into this playful rhyme, but I must admit that I feel like putting “non-fiction” as the genre.  I wrote my first children’s book when I was ten and it went on to win a local award and was put on display at our local library. Based on your interest in children’s picture books, I feel that this story is a good fit for you.  As a courtesy I would like to inform you that this is a multiple submission.  Thank you for considering my children’s picture book the land of capadeedoo.

Amber Mauldin

Friday, June 3, 2011

Children's Picture Books by Kellee Farr

When Grandma talks about ‘getting skunked’ and a ‘bunch of baloney’, she is not talking about stinky animals and sandwiches. When Gracie talks about a ‘blackberry’ and a ‘mouse’, she is not talking about fruit and rodents. “No, silly Gracie” comically explores the difference a few generations makes in terms of language.

In Peacocks and Plea-clocks, when Jimmy’s big sister says crocodiles, he gets it wrong by saying crock-a-dile-oes. Why can’t little Jimmy just get it right? Journey through the zoo as Jimmy’s big sister learns patience, while she tries to teach him all of the animals in the zoo. Will Jimmy’s sister be able to stick to it in order to get Mommy to cook her favorite dinner?

I have worked with young children for twenty years. “No, Silly Gracie” is just under 450 words. Peacocks and Plea-clocks, is just under 250 words. This is a multiple submission.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Kellee Farr