These picture book manuscripts are currently seeking representation.

Contact Cheryl for more information.

LITTLE EYES, BIG WORLD

AWARD WINNER: 2ND RUNNER UP AT THE  2019 SCBWI LA WRITER'S DAY

This 52-word story allows children, ages 0-3, to delight in the magic of everyday moments. Alternating between concepts of little and big, the manuscript connects the child's direct experience to the larger world around them.

(52 Words * Ages 0-3)

 

Judges commented…

"Told in free verse, this sweet and relatable story follows a young child as she makes her way through her day. We get a fresh perspective of the world as seen through the child’s eyes. Each couplet of the spare text contrasts small details of the child’s life with a bigger picture. From the time the child wakes up until she lays down to dream, we feel the constant presence of love and wonder as each moment unfolds. Each scene provides rich possibilities for an illustrator’s interpretation. The rhythm and appealing tone make this story ideally suited to the picture book form."

ADDITIONAL LITTLE, BIG STORIES...

While each manuscript is a complete, stand-alone story, they can also work together to create a board book series.

LITTLE LIGHTS, BIG GLOW - The simple magic of a family Hanukkah celebration. 

LITTLE STAR, BIG TREE - The simple magic of a family Christmas celebration. 

LITTLE ZOO, BIG TRIP - The joy of a day spent at the zoo

The Cookie Secret

 This manuscript offers an experience of loss, healing and moments of love baked into cookies. After all, some secrets are meant to be shared. 

(392 Words * Ages 4-8)

Flowers for Yasuko

This narrative nonfiction manuscript tells the true and inspiring story of Toshiyuki Kuroki, a man in Japan who spent years planting thousands of flowers to help his newly blinded wife find her way back into the world. Thousands and thousands and thousands of flowers. 

(498 Words * Ages 4-8)

The Elephant Road

AWARD WINNER: 1ST PLACE AT THE  2017 SCBWI LA WRITER'S DAY

Judges commented: "Lyrical writing and an intriguing backdrop set the stage for an endearing story of friendship between two elephants in The Elephant Road. Sprinkled with non-fiction elements, readers will delight in this tale, without noticing they've learned things along the way."

(797 Words * Ages 4-8)

The Adventures of Super Cat and Little One: How Little One Got Her Name

Two sister superheroes on a quest to save the world before mom and dad wake up.

(732 Words * Ages 4-8)