When will I ever learn? I got so excited to share with you a sneak peek at my latest children’s story idea that I told you all about it before checking to see if any of the names and concepts had been used before.
After all, who in their right mind would name a frog Todd or a toad Fred? It turns out that a LOT of people would. Google is covered with examples of them. ARRGGHH!
And the idea of a frog and a toad as the main characters in a children’s story? Yeah, I should have seen that one coming. Not only has it been done, it has apparently been done very well. “Frog and Toad” are an award-winning series of children’s books that are/were so popular they were turned into a play, and even Jim Henson’s Muppets have a project in the works about them.
Well, at least I must have been on to something with those ideas. I was just way late to the party. :-C!
So, it’s back to the drawing board. And, before I do anything else, I’m going to Google about backwards jumping frogs, and frog’s or toads riding bulls. I may find a pony in all this mess somewhere.