During a picnic, four kids are surprised to discover their desserts have come to life. They must work together and come up with inventive solutions to save the town and themselves from being eaten.
Written in: 1992 (grade 4, age 10)
I am uncertain how or why I came up with this idea, but it was a fun one that saw at least three sequels and lasted me through four grades. My world was much smaller then and I assumed everyone would know about everything in it. Ada B., for example, is the name of a local school, and the characters in the story include myself and three friends.
Already, I have a strong grasp of suspenseful chapter endings and a decent handle on dialogue. My illustration skills, however, leave much to be desired … and to this day, they still do.