Well, I'm back with another "teaser" today but it's not from my middle-grade work-in-progress. No, this time it's a very brief snippet from one of 2 picture books that I'm working on. It's about a young duckling who, while out on a stroll with his family, gets separated from them as he tries to chase a rabbit.
From LITTLE DUCK DEVIN:
CR-U-N-N-N-CH! CR-U-N-N-N-CH! CR-U-N-N-N-CH!
Last in line behind his brothers and sisters, Little Duck Devin turned to see . . . a rabbit, munching on a carrot. It hopped right past him and his family. Little Duck Devin flew fast behind it.
Little Duck Devin rubbed his beak. Where DID that rabbit go?
YIKES! What was THAT he heard? Oh! It was just his stomach grumbling! He waddled on until he came to . . .
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH! A highway!
Little Duck Devin waddled and hopped, first this way, then that. But the cars and trucks zoomed right on by.
Would he ever see Mama and Molly and Holly and Tevin again?
I welcome any criticisms/suggestions/feedback as picture books are NOT my strong suit but I love the challenge of writing them anyway.
Thanks for reading, guys! :)
**Oh yes, if anyone's interested in reading the whole thing (about 5 pages), you are more than welcome. I'll swap you for another PB or a 1st chapter of your MG. Just shoot me an email! :)