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OK, I am totally stuck. Any help appreciated [grovel grovel]
« on: November 05, 2011, 04:36:57 PM »

I am writing or trying to write a synopsis for a children's picture book. However, I am struggling because there is no real story there. It is just images whose primary aim is to encourage the child to use their imagination by turning situations on their head.

This is what I have so far. (not very much I am afraid)

A cat who cooks your tea for you or a Fish sat in a stripey deck chair are just a few of the lovely whimsical images conjured up in this picture book aimed at 3-5 year olds.
The aim of the picture book is to encourage young readers to set free their imagination.


Any ideas and advice would be very appreciated.
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Re: OK, I am totally stuck. Any help appreciated [grovel grovel]
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 05:02:05 PM »
I do not know how long this needs to be.

Without reading your story or seeing the pictures, I used what you gave here to say it another way.

Please feel free to ignore.

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Cats who cook tea? A fish relaxing on a stripey lawn chair? And why not? Anything is possible in this picture book aimed for 3-5 year olds. All they need is their imagination.

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I am sure others will be of more help.


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Re: OK, I am totally stuck. Any help appreciated [grovel grovel]
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 05:13:17 PM »
If it's aimed at such a young age group, maybe you should mention how it will engage adult readers too and let them enjoy sharing the bizarre situations that will release the imagination and encourage questions furthering language development whilst allowing an opportunity to bond with each other during this entertaining read - ish stuff :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 05:17:30 PM »
Hi, Silt [waves frantically]. How are you?

I knew you would come up with the goods :-*

The publisher just says emailed submissions.
I'm not sure if I should send a query letter, synopsis and full Ms (it's only 179 words, heavily illustrated) or just maybe a short query letter with full ms attached. ???
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 05:19:00 PM »
Ooh now that's good Sio.  Thanks :D
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