Hooray for Friday, and hooray for a First Friday Critique submission! Up for your review today is the first page of a picture book manuscript. Be sure to add some compliments and suggestions in the comments below!
Seamus the squirrel is not like every other squirrel. He is a super brave ninja-like daredevil and cannot turn down dares from fellow squirrels, especially when his buddy Sal triple dog dares him to take a swim in the neighbor’s dog’s water bowl. With some very careful planning, Seamus sets off on his mission but ultimately finds out who the bravest squirrel is when things don’t go quite as expected. Intended for 5-8 year olds.
Shenanigans of Seamus the Squirrel
Triple Dog Dare Ya
Hey there, I’m Seamus. I know, big deal, a squirrel. There’s about ten of us in your backyard right now. But they aren’t like me…
Are they super brave ninja-like daredevils?
I didn’t think so.
I didn’t get this reputation for nothing. I earned it by stealthily beating all anti-squirrel contraptions set around every birdfeeder in the neighborhood. But one day my buddy Sal dared me to do something different…
“I dare you to take a swim in Maverick’s water bowl.” Maverick is the neighbor’s dog that has a drooling problem and barks at anything that moves. He especially hates squirrels.
I snorted, “Ha! So easy. You have to come up with something crazier than that!” (I said I was a daredevil but I’m not stupid.) I played it cool, hoping he would think of something else.