It’s pub week for Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie‘s latest book, and in an effort to help other writers with their picture book pitches, I’m excited to share my pitch for Operation Photobomb.

(One thing you’ll notice is that there’s no bio in this pitch. Because Albert Whitman had already published Tara and Becky and they were up to date on all their going on’s, I didn’t think it was necessary to reshare the same bio they had previously. Of course, YMMV.)

The pitch:

  Dear Eliza,

 
I’m thrilled to send you OPERATION PHOTOBOMB, a picture book by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie.
 

Monkey and Chameleon love pilfering through tourists’ backpacks in the Costa Rican rainforest. That is, until Monkey finds a camera – and Chameleon develops a love for photobombing. Soon, every photo Monkey tries to take is ruined by Chameleon – whether he’s front and center, or using his camouflage skills. The animals of the rainforest hatch an unconventional plan to teach Chameleon a lesson, and in the end, find a species that loves a good photobomb.

 
I think OPERATION PHOTOBOMB has such wonderful illustrative potential, and look forward to hearing from you!

 
Best,
Tracy
 
I hope this helps you as you perfect your own pitches! For more of my previous pitches, you can click here. (I also hope you check out Tara and Becky’s book – it’s a ton of fun!) 

Books by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie

Chicken Wants a Nap by Tracy Marchini

"A surprising gem." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chicken Wants a Nap is available at Amazon, Barnes & NobleTarget and your favorite independent bookstore!

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