What would you do if  you lost your favorite sweater?

Would you climb a tree to look for it? How about search an icy berg, or check the den of a Kingly Lion?

Me? Oh, that’s easy….I’d bake a cake, duh!

Perhaps the yummy smell would lure it back home!

What’s all this talk about sweaters?

I’m glad you asked…

The very lovely Vivian Kirkfield  of Picture Books Help Kids Soar is hosting a 50 first words writing contest and I’m entering!

The rules?

Write a children’s story using only 5o words.

50. W.o.r.d.s.

I need cake.

This was one tough story to write. Have you ever tried to write an entire story with only 50 words? It ain’t easy my friend.

But I did it nonetheless. Yeah ME!

The entire story is written below, elevator pitch first!

Don’t blink, you might miss it!


*Giraffe has lost his favorite blue sweater, at least that’s what he thinks until he realizes it has only become snagged and unraveled, wrapping the entire zoo in a cozy hue of blue*


39dff384cb23ad6ea209a39e98311dc6                               GIRAFFE’S BLUE SWEATER

(WC 50)

BY: Angela Hawkins

Giraffe has lost his blue sweater. Monkey hasn’t seen it, Lion doesn’t know, Hippo isn’t sure, just where could a sweater go? He’s wandered all around the park, gone here and there times two, now back at home he’s surprised to find, a wild and wooly blue…              sweater-wearing zoo!


Bada-bang, Bada-bing! What’d ya think?

Should I be feeling blue?

Should I bake a cake?

I should bake a cake.




3 Comments Add yours

  1. LOVE your blog! LOVE your post! LOVE your entry into my #50PreciousWords. You made me smile…and laugh…and I could SEE the whole thing unravelling. Well done. 😉 With illustrations, this could be a picture book. 🙂

    1. Awe, thank you so much Vivian! I went round and round with this one, but Giraffe put his foot down and demanded his own story! Thank You for the #50PreciousWords challenge!

  2. I really like this one too. You create wondrous images – a Zoo wrapped in blue! And I love the rhymes and alliteration. I would definitely think about making this a PB.

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