I believe you may be interested in my picture book manuscript, ADVENTURES OF A BOOKWORM. ADVENTURES OF A BOOKWORM is a story about a little girl named Cora who can't read a book without the book characters coming to life. When Cora has to take her favorite books back to the library, she struggles with saying goodbye to her favorite book friends. It is a story about friendship and a story about embarking on new adventures and trying new things.
I author a relatively new blog called Snugglebug University (snugglebuguniversity.com) where I blog primarily about DIY projects for kids. Last month my blog had slightly under 9,000 visitors. My projects have been featured on major websites such as Apartment Therapy, Craftgawker, and Cool Mom Picks.
I've created several characters as downloadable paper dolls for my blog. Cora, the Bookworm, is one of these characters (you can view the paper doll here: snugglebuguniversity.com/2013/04/the-snugglebug-project-meet-bookworm.html). I expanded on Cora's paper doll bio to create ADVENTURES OF A BOOKWORM, a full picture book manuscript complete at about 500 words. While I do not consider myself an illustrator, I do dabble in illustrations and would be open to the idea of illustrating my story. You can see some of my artwork here: snugglebuguniversity.com/2013/07/strong-girls-little-girl-art.html.
Below I have included the first 250 words of my ADVENTURES OF A BOOKWORM manuscript.
Unfortunately I cannot offer exclusivity at this time. Thank you in advance for considering my manuscript. I look forward to hearing from you.
ADVENTURES OF A BOOKWORM
When Cora Jean opens a book, she never knows what will happen next.
She may be swept away by a gigantic wave, surrounded by the funniest of characters, or chased by the scariest of lions.
That's why Cora Jean knows that library day is not to be taken lightly.
"Hurry up Cora! Get your library books together and let's go!" Cora's mom says.
But today, Cora Jean doesn't much feel like an adventure. [Cora is slumped over bed in a state of desperation, with an elf--one of the funniest of characters seen earlier--perched on her bed.]
"You can bring us home again, " [Elf says.] "It's not really goodbye."
[Elf says,] " And just think of all the fun we can have at the library together before you go home!"
Cora Jean slowly gathers together all of her library essentials.
Her swimming goggles, in case she ends up in a wet place,
a change of clothes fit for the most elegant of balls,
and a few critical books.
A book about a circus with a lion tamer brave enough to control the wildest of animals.
A book about a genie who can grant three wishes,
and a book about an airplane, just in case a quick evacuation is needed.
"Cora! Don't you think the library has enough books?" Cora's mom says.
"You can never be too careful, Mom."
When Cora arrives at the library she's surprised at how quiet it is.