Oh, You Work In Publishing? GREAT!
I promise, after having read this article, that no matter what agents, publishers, editors, and what have you ever come in contact with me, I will never ever suggest a children's book idea of my own without significant and extensive requests to do so. Dear God, what a occupational hazard.
The sad thing? Librarians also get children's book ideas all the time. That might be an interesting follow up post to this article. My worst was the woman who showed me her picture book that, as far as I can remember, was entirely about a rabbit pooping in a garden. It ties with the one I received from the former 1999 small town beauty queen (submitted by her mother). But at least I don't get these things at funerals, weddings, dentist offices, after cesarians, etc.