Welcome to Kidlit Holiyay! So excited you decided to stop by!
You did it! You wrote that book that has been floating around in your head. Your character is alive!
If you’re anything like me, you hurriedly send it off to your critique group under the impression that this is the best work ever written. Go ahead and send all the praise and accolades your way, right?
Again, if you’re anything like me, a winner you have not. (At least not yet. You’re only in the drafting stage, panic not, my friends.)
After your critique group offers you amazing feedback, you decide this is the worst piece you have ever written. And you read the words, “Love this story, but I am not sure how well it will sell.”
Ready to throw in the proverbial towel I had a very wise critique partner encourage me to look at my layers of the story. She’s brilliant! So I started a checklist of questions that I ask myself after I finish my drafts.
Oh the layers!
Wild Symphony is one of those books that my children and I go back to over and over again. We never read the entire book in one setting, but rather focus on a page or two at a time.
The main character is an adorable mouse named Maestro. He walks you through the symphony while offering little tidbits about life. I really enjoyed the way he presented valuable lessons in a kid friendly way.
Wild Symphony has its own app. That is one aspect that sets it apart. You can listen to each of the spreads as you read. That right there adds to the marketability!
My child immediately went to get out her keyboard and wanted to play along. She also wanted to get out her stuffed animals and have them play as well. Instruments, music, and animals, oh my! The ways to market this book are endless.
Written in rhyme, the pages came to life as we read them. My daughter always enjoys a good rhyming game. She loved finding the words that rhymed. We learned about various instruments and even talked about how the music made us feel. Music teachers and English Language Arts teachers will both love using this in the classroom.
So the next time you are looking at a draft and wondering how to make it sparkle, perhaps stop and ask yourself how to add in those layers.
wANT YOUR OWN COPY OF THIS AMAZING BOOK? Comment below about how you add layers. Or just tell me your favorite donut. Either one works for me. :)
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