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Review: How To Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published

This is a  helpful guide for those interested in children's illustration. There's some publishing information to help get you started. Plus, there's a section on classic children's fiction, along with all the various types of picture books. The technique and production of making a book is quite informative, too. I discovered some valuable tips on getting to know your reader, choosing the right words and using your imagination in combining pictures with interpreting the text. This book was published in the 80s and it's a bit outdated in today's publishing world but I found some treasures here in telling a story with pictures to be quite helpful. 4/5 stars.


How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published

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"Illustrations can have human or animal characters: be set in city, town or country, today, last century, in nursery-rhyme land or middle-European "folk-tale" land, and range in treatment from ultra-simplified outlines (such as Virginia Lee Burton) to highly elaborate realism or detailed fantasy (Edna Miller)."

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published



Contents

  • The Art Of The Storyteller
  • The Basics Of Writing For Children
  • Some Classic Children's Fiction
  • New Writing On Contemporary Themes
  • Picture Books
  • Illustration - Building A Career In Children's Books
  • Making The Book - Technique And Production
  • Factual Writing - Reflecting A Child's World
  • Fad Books
  • The Hopeful Author - Getting Your Work Published
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