After researching again and again and again in the "Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market" (and different publisher's websites) about who to send my book dummy to and after absorbing all of your wonderful advice, I've come to the conclusion that I should send my book dummy to the art directors of a couple of houses I think my work would be a good fit for. This being mainly because my original intention was for publishers to notice my "illustrating abilities". I kept hearing that one of the ways to show your ability is to illustrate a classic tale that's well known ( also Little Red Riding Hood was my favorite as a child so it made it fun). A ton of the houses stated they were currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts but then when I delved further and read about art submission guidelines they stated " book dummies helpful". So since my goal is to illustrate a book whether mine or someone else's I'm figuring the art director would pass it on, just like you mentioned Gina, if they really like it or just liked my style for another story. I'm game to anything at this point, my feelings certainly wouldn't be hurt! I think I'm going to state that I'm open to either so it would make it easier for them to ask me to illustrate another story if they have it. Also my Little Red story isn't that different from the original version so it's not like it has a new twist to it or anything. It's just tamer. On another note I had my kitchen renovated last week and only did lots of research and lots of printing. No new art for now but again thanks for your kind words and support. Hopefully something will come of all of this.