Picture Book Plot Ideas: A New Series
Lord help those of you who rely on inspiration from megalomaniac Manhattan librarians . . . but for those of you who DO, here’s a doozy. This one came at me via author Marlane Kennedy. And no, to the best of my knowledge she does not want to write the tale herself.
News story: 6-year-old sleeps with python
In envision the picture books as the Love You Forever of snake tales. Only in this case, rather than feature a little old lady with an extension ladder hooked to the roof of her car, the character with separation issues is more scaly. Or you could go the young Hercules route and make the snake in the cradle a good guy rather than a bad.
My Pick for a Title: Snakey Has Issues
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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