Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PBParty 19: How To Put Your Dragon To Bed, How To PB

Genre: “How To” Fiction Picture Book
Word Count: 580


Dear Michelle and Sharon:

How to Put Your Dragon to Bed is a 580 word guide to help you through the bedtime hotspots you may encounter with your dragon. (Note: Fire-proof clothing is not included). This book is geared toward 4-8 year olds.

If you’re feeling a bit apprehensive about putting your dragon to bed, follow this comprehensive guide and bedtime will be a breeze. The sleep checklist, room luring tactics, bedtime routine, problems and solutions, and reassuring statements will most certainly guarantee success. How to Put Your Dragon to Bed complements such books as How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth (Michelle Robinson/ Kate Hindley), How to Put Your Parents to Bed (Mylisa Larsen/ Babette Cole) and How to Read a Story (Kate Messner/ Mark Siegel).

I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist, national speaker and the author of several books in the mental health field (AAPC Publishing and Western Schools). I’m a member of SCBWI and 12x12. In addition to numerous picture book manuscripts, I have written a middle grade and a young adult novel. My writing goals are simple: Read voraciously. Embrace feedback. Grow each day. Work hard. Be passionate. Write courageously. Touch children’s hearts.

I value your time and thank you for hosting a fantastic Picture Book Party.

First 50 Words:

It’s bedtime for Dragon. You’re worried it’ll be tricky? Have no fear! Follow these steps and bedtime will be a breeze.
Step One: Sleep Checklist
Is your dragon yawning baseball-sized, tonsil-showing yawns?
Are sheep-shaped smoke-curls drifting out of her snout?
Has her head fallen smack-dab into her bowl of stew?

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