How to Write a Children's Picture Book

How to Write a Children's Picture Book

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by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock
     
 

This volume emphasizes an aspect of children's picture books that has not yet been thoroughly investigated: structure.

Both concept books and picture storybooks employ very distinctive structures that, once mastered, can be applied to any picture book you wish to write.

When so many of the best picture books employ the same structures, it is important to

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Overview

This volume emphasizes an aspect of children's picture books that has not yet been thoroughly investigated: structure.

Both concept books and picture storybooks employ very distinctive structures that, once mastered, can be applied to any picture book you wish to write.

When so many of the best picture books employ the same structures, it is important to analyze these structures, understand why they work, and learn how to incorporate them into your own writing.

This volume helps you do all that.

You will see that no matter how carefully you labor over the tone, word choice, plot, character, setting, theme and style of your picture book, you must have a thorough grasp of its structure if you wish your book to succeed.

Indeed, you will find that an expert command of structure is the key to writing a successful children's picture book.

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Midwest Book Review
How To Write A Children's Picture Book focuses especially upon structure as the key to creating a memorable and entertaining treasure for children to read, share, and learn from. Distinguishing between picturebooks and picture storybooks, and closely examining such enduring children's classics as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Where The Wild Things Are", How To Write A Children's Picture Book is a highly useful and focused guide that dissects the nuts and bolts of writing with a keen eye toward higher achievement and quality. A "must-have" for any aspiring children's picturebook writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971989887
Publisher:
E & E Group
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
268,858
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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