Kids Comics Pitchfest Showcase
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How to Eat a Woolly Mammoth
Mack and Mimo are hungry for something BIG, but they’re a little … well, little. While foraging for a snack, they stumble upon a savory riddle. Ignoring their size (and the fact that they’re herbivores), the mission-mapping monkey and riddle-solving rodent set out to nab a tasty woolly mammoth.
A curious stranger pops in, casting doubt on their big plans. When the stranger turns out to be a woolly mammoth in disguise, Mack and Mimo decide that mammoths make better friends than food and embark on a tasty new mission, their BIGGEST yet!
Piece-by-piece, the friends launch a hot new restaurant, proving that the way to tackle something really BIG is one bite at a time.
HOW TO EAT A WOOLLY MAMMOTH is the first book in the BIG IDEAS GN series.
Age Range:Chapter Book
Genre:Animals, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor
Page Count Estimate:80
As a kid, I loved to build things. Didn’t have tools, but we had a well-stocked junk drawer. I loved how ordinary things, used in a new way, could become something cool. That’s how a cardboard box, a shoelace, and a pulley became a dog food vending machine that one summer.
When I left the corporate world to create for kids, I had all these bits and bobs leftover from my years in project management. Could these, with a little tape and glitter, be repurposed into fun stories that also contain simple blueprints for building strong habits?
WOOLLY MAMMOTH is a lighthearted retelling of an old adage, but underneath is a strategy for making big things possible. It’s my experience, used in a new way so that kids can make cool things with it too!
Sarah Giles is an author, doodler, and experimenter-in-charge at the Big Fab Story Lab on YouTube. When she’s not writing, drawing, or filming, she loves visiting classes to share her best story-building tips and tricks with kids.
In addition to working on graphic novel projects of her own, Sarah also works with Kids Comics Unite, is a volunteer for Reading with Pictures, and a member of SCBWI Western WA.