Eleanor loves dinosaurs, not sleeping babies. But when Mom asks Eleanor to watch her sister Annie so she can make lunch, she has to not wake her up or they won’t be able to go to the science museum to see the dinosaur bones. Except Eleanor can’t help but give Annie a little poke – and wakes up Annie’s inner Raptor Girl! Eleanor sings, reads, dances and more to try to get her back to sleep, but Raptor Girl just gets louder and angrier. Now Eleanor must try something dinosaurish of her own if they are ever going to get to the museum.
In the vein of OLIVE THE ALIEN and BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING, RAPTOR GIRL is a 250-word baby sibling story, a dinosaur story, and a body part book all in one.
I am an enthusiastic YA Librarian, VOYA reviewer, YALSA member, and SCBWI member and Blueboard moderator. I have completed additional picture book manuscripts and am revising a middle grade novel as well. Thanks in advance for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Nice qualifications! The story sounds fun, too, except why watch a sleeping baby? By ths sound of the query, maybe Mom has too much of a role. I like the idea of singing, dancing, and more to get the baby back to sleep--that sounds cute. And I can imagine a trip to the museum being fun too, but by the sound of the pitch, I don't think we ever get to see the museum. Your title is a great one, and I love the idea of a girl acting like a dinosaur to entertain her sibling. Best wishes!