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

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
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eve Heidi Bine-Stock has written a practical, comprehensive writing guide consisting of three books. The first volume focuses on structure, the second on word, sentence, scene, and story, and the third on figures of speech. From cover to cover, Volume I: Structure guides the reader through an analysis of beloved classic children's books comparing structure to a hanger which holds and shapes a story. The author identifies the elements of basic underlying symmetrical structure and guides writers through a planning process to replicate this type of structure in their own work. What I have appreciated most about this series is it is very readable and useable. I have found myself reading children's books with a new awareness that has prompted me to also think differently about how I want to write. The other bonus is that the books are great for independent study--though I could also see potential for using the series with a writing group.