Title: THE RHINOCORN
Genre: Humorous, Character Driven, Picture Book
Word Count: 200
I am submitting for your consideration my manuscript, THE RHINOCORN. In this humorous, character driven, picture book, Henry, the rhinoceros, is convinced he's a unicorn. Everyone else at the zoo is not.
This book runs in the same vein as Kelly DiPucchio's GASTON and Tammi Sauer's MOSTLY MONSTERLY in that the character needs to be himself, even when his exterior doesn't quite match what's inside.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing, have attended numerous SCBWI workshops and conferences, and have been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine. I am a member of 12 x 12 and maintain a blog at http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/mondays-with-mandy-or-mira.html
The day Henry arrived at the zoo, he greeted the others by saying, “Hi. I’m Henry. I’m a unicorn.” (Ill. Note. Henry's a Rhinoceros.)
Henry pointed his horn in the air and pranced around.
Lion roared with laughter.
Hyena cackled with delight.
And Giraffe asked, “Aren’t you a bit big boned to be a unicorn?”