Friday, March 30, 2007

5 Things Not to Write Any More Rhymed Picture Books About:

1. Insurance
2. Calculus
3. IRS audits
4. Shakespeare
5. STDs

It's been a bad week in the slush.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You realize that after reading this list, it is my fondest desire to write one PB that contains all five.

Editorial Anonymous said...

Haha! A challenge! Write a synopsis and I'll post it.

Anonymous said...

That's really funny!

Anonymous said...

Glad my PB subject wasn't on there. :)

Self-Publishing Children's Books Can Be Great said...

When you say not to write any more on these topics, you mean you actually receive picture books on these topics?

Lee Wardlaw said...

Here are a few more suggestions, gleaned from the pb writing classes I've taught over the years:

6. Animated inanimate objects
7. "Defective" animals (skunk who can't smell, snake who can't slither, rooster who can't crow, etc). Especially when, at the end of the story, the skunk/snake/rooster makes peace with her inability to smell/slither/crow, realizing that it's really okay to be different.
8. Reproduction (Sammy Sperm Meets Edwina Egg)

Kidlitjunkie said...

Or surrogate parenthood! I got one this week about that!

jennifer said...

I got a rhyming picture book about nuclear winter.

I'll trade you that for the one about STDs!