Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

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Overview

Contents:





• Telling the Story

• Picture Book or Story Book?

• Picture Sequence

• The Story: A Complete Action

• Story Content

• Picture Book Characteristics

• Planning the Book

• Storyboard and Book Dummy

• Size, Scale, and Shape

• The Structure of a Printed Book

• Creating the Pictures

• The Purpose of Illustration

• Drawing Figures and Objects

• Visual References

• Picture Space and Composition

• Principles of Technique

• Style

• Preparing for Reproduction

• Printing Basics

• Color Preseparation

• Techniques for Reproduction

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Editorial Reviews

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Children's books may tell a story with words, with pictures, or with a combination of the two. In Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books, a children's author and illustrator uses both text and pictures to teach readers the differences between and value of each technique. With more than 600 illustrations, author Uri Shulevitz demonstrates the power of pictures and lends credence to the adage that each one is worth (and perhaps better than) a thousand words.
Library Journal
Shulevitz, a well-established children's author and illustrator, uses discussion and more than 600 illustrations to convey principles he follows in his work. He covers story writing briefly, but gives most of his attention to the drawing of illustrations. Shulevitz makes his points slowly and completely and starts at a very basic level. He covers technical questions of how actually to proceed in developing ideas into books, as well as aesthetic and ethical issues. While Shulevitz's frequent use of his own work as a model of excellence and his unabashed presentation of his own point of view limit the range of styles and approaches presented, the book will still be useful as a starting point for aspiring children's authors. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, formerly with Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823059355
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 231,645
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Uri Shulevitz has written and illustrated more than 30 children's books. In 1969 he received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Arthur Ransome's retelling of The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. In 1980 The Treasure, which he wrote and illustrated, was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book. Other children's books by Uri Shulevitz include One Monday Morning, The Magician, Rain Rain Rivers (winner of a bronze medal at the 1970 Leipzig International Book Exhibition), and Dawn (given the 1975 Christopher Awards and chosen as a 1976 Honor Book by the International Board on books for Young People). Uri Shulevitz has taught the writing and illustrating of children's books at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has also directed a summer workshop at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
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