Ok, so I've had this overwhelming urge to write a childrens book, though picture or not I'm not sure of. I have this idea though. I've not read many recent childrens books or topics, so if anyone could help... I have several ideas, but one that has been biting me lately is this: A family moves onto a farm. It’s a boy, his sister, mom dad and their pet ferret who sleeps with the boy. On the farm is an ancient race of faeries called the Namph. They dislike humans and want them gone. The ferret meets an owl, or another creature not sure yet, and is told of the race and that his family is in danger. Now, the ferret doesn’t believe the owl, and dreams of being free. Perhaps he makes the comment that if the family was gone he could be free, or something along those lines. Perhaps one day later something happens to the little girl and she gets hurt, the owl tells the ferret that it is the faeries, and if he doesn’t help stop them then something worse will happen. The ferret doesn’t listen, and then the boy whom he sleeps with is taken. Now, despite his dreams and talk of being free the ferret goes to the owl and asks for help. The owl tells him he needs to train, or learn from the earth in order to fight the faeries and bring back his boy. Thus ensues the ferret’s struggle and training, then later perhaps a journey into the ‘underworld’ where the boy is. Not sure what happens In the meanwhile, but I picture the story climaxing with all of the cowed animals of the forest banding together to fight the Namph and driving them away, etc. Does this have any worth/merit in anyone’s opinion? Has it been done?