Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Little Acorn's Big Fall

It is that time of year when at any given moment you can be knocked on the head with an acorn. Tumbling, bumbling down from the trees, fall is the time when oaks release their seeds. It is also time for the squirrels to gather all the acorns they can find and stash them away in their nests for food during the upcoming winter.

My first complete picture book I ever wrote was Little Acorn's Big Fall. When I thought the manuscript was ready, I sent out a few queries to agents looking for picture books. I caught the interest of one Literary Agent, but haven't heard a peep from her yet. I'm thinking it may be time to move on and send it elsewhere.

The sweet story has a special place in my heart, and I hope to see it in print one day. My main character is Little Acorn who struggles with the weight of his responsibilities of becoming a tree. What he's really worried about now that he's forced from his father's branch, are hungry squirrels or even worse, rolling away and getting lost! Little Acorn wonders if he'll be the successful 1 out of 10,000 acorns to survive.

Written in a flowing AABB rhyme scheme, Little Acorn's Big Fall is on the hunt to find the perfect literary agency or publishing house, where together, they can create harmony in the world of children's books.


  1. That just sounds like a rather darling book. I hope and pray you find someone soon. And let us know the progress so we can get a copy for ourselves.

  2. Thanks, Angela! It is adorable. I've even thought about ebook publishing, just trying to search around for a good company online.

  3. Candy,your book sounds adorable! I hope you will find a wonderful agent soon so I can buy and read your book with my children :-)

  4. What a charming idea for a picture book! I hope you hear back from the agent or find one who sees the brilliance of this venture! Good luck!

  5. Laura's right, this sounds totally charming! Fingers crossed on hearing back from the agent, but I say keep on querying in the meantime -- no harm in having extra eyes looking at it!

  6. Wow, thanks for the encouraging comments! Angela, Laura & Amie thank you so much for visiting my blog!
    Amie, I know querying other agents should be what I'm doing, but I wanted so desperately to work with this agent *sigh*. I know it's time to move on. It just seemed like such a great fit, for the both of us. Oh well, right?

    Moving on. Vow to self: Query 3 new agents this week who're looking for timeless Picture books.