Monday, September 24, 2012

Agent Pitch Finalist #1 - Night of the Living Zom-Peas

NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOM-PEAS
PICTURE BOOK
440 WORDS

Query:

Edgar LOVES vegetables. He can't get enough of them. But when everyone, including the President of the United States, starts sending their unwanted veggies to Edgar, he realizes that too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. Edgar tries to put an end to the vegetable deliveries, finally burying them deep in some very fertile soil. Add some moonlight, a little dew and the creepiest of gardens grows. NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOM-PEAS is The Twilight Zone meets your dinner plate! Don't be surprised, parents, if your kids want to eat more vegetables by the last page.

First 150 Words:

Edgar loved vegetables. He couldn’t get enough of them.
He was crazy about the crunch, frantic for the freshness, and swooned over the snap!
Whenever someone did not want to eat their vegetables,
peas snuck,broccoli crept and lima beans wandered onto Edgar’s plate.
It started with his sister. Then his parents.
But soon veggies came from everywhere. Teachers, neighbors,
school crossing guards, the mailman
doctors,astronauts, zookeepers,
Even the President of the United States!
One day,upon delivery of some string beans from the Queen of England, Edgar had more vegetables than he could eat!
He tried to send the vegetables back.
He hid under his bed,
He wore a disguise.
He went on vacation.
But the vegetables always found him.
He asked his pets for help, but rabbits can only eat so many veggies.
The goldfish only stared at them
and the dog quit after an unsavory batch of Brussels sprouts gave him the burps.

4 comments:

Linda Glaz said...

This sound so absolutely adorable, I wish I handled children's. Very best of luck! Maybe you could even get Geo Bush, Dad, to eat his brussel sprouts.

Booker Book Thoughts said...

I'm with Linda. This sounds so cute. I wish that I represented children's books. I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you'll get a request quickly!

Brittany Booker

Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary said...

This is super cute. I'd like to see this one (and if you have two or three other PB manuscripts, please send them along). Check with Deana about submission info! Thx.

Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary said...

Adding sub info: Please send this manuscript and two or three other PB manuscripts if you have them (as .doc attachments) and paste your full query for all the manuscripts in the email to tricia@emliterary.com with the subject as GUTGAA and author name and title of this manuscript. Thx!