Aw, thank you. Yes, the second novel. Lots of work to do yet, but hopeful.
TBH, I'm trying to get my head around an agent for kid's books who doesn't like animal stories - not sure how that works 😂
Anyway, at least she had plenty of positive things to say. Jericho's advice is sound, you're right. Unless you're HUGELY confident that your ms is the best it can be, has been through tons of editorial feedback etc and you want to save time and just inundate as many agents as poss with it. I kind of sympathise with this view - some agents are taking soooooo long to get back to people, you feel like you could easily waste years subbing one book!
Onward and upward, Julie. It's all positive, you're right. Good luck with the next batch of subs