The best thing you can do if you want to write picture books is to read and study them! Here are three excellent examples of very well-written picture books. Children love them and adults (at least this one!) can enjoy reading them over...and over and over. They all have a creative story line with an unexpected ending.
- Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
- Troll Teacher by Vivan Vande Velde
- There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward and Illustrated by Steve Gray
I am organizing a Postcard Exchange for my preschooler and still have several openings. If you would like to be involved, please email me! It will involve sending at least six postcards throughout the United States and to a few other countries. If you want more details, please visit my family blog here.
Susanna Hill, a children's book author, hosts a weekly Would You Read It? meme where she posts a pitch and her readers comment on whether or not they would be interested in the book. Today, my unpublished story, Witches Don't Dance is the pitch for the week! I'd love to read your comments on her blog about your reaction to my pitch!
How often do you post on your blogs? I'm considering posting more than once a week. How often do you like to see new posts on the blogs you visit? I love to hear from you!