Dear Miss Snark.
I had the enormous stroke of good fortune to find a fellow writer, a teacher, in one of the critique groups I belong to. She read my Young Adult Fantasy to her third grade class in return for a critique of her novel. The children loved it, though they were pretty merciless with any aspects they didn't like and pointed out nitpicks that I would never have thought of. The story was modified accordingly, and is now going to go through a more stringent crit at a more formal critting group.
I'm also trying to get a local teacher to repeat the effort with an older class. Therefore the first 'panel' was a class of ten-year-olds (mostly boys) in America, and the second, if I can swing it, will be a group of teenagers in Ireland.
Here's the question: When I get around to writing a query letter, should I mention that the novel had been 'critted' by two panels of the target audience in two different countries?
Much like I don't want to know how Miss Universe got that bustline, Bon Appetite got the photos of that lovely roast and Nicole Ritchie that book deal (1) do I want to know how you got this book into its present form. All I care about is whether it's something I can sell.
However. This is clearly a sweet heartwarming story and thus of no interest to Miss Snark, it could definatly find a place on your website. This is just the kind of thing your publicist will love.
(1) surgery; blowtorch; some of both.