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Title: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: HDWestlund on December 15, 2016, 12:40 PM
Here's a link to a blog by Chronicle editor Melissa Manlove, in which she breaks down some of the components that make a picture book work--everything from word choice to illustrations. http://www.chroniclebooks.com/blog/2012/02/17/over-and-under-the-snow/
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: jancoates on December 15, 2016, 01:10 PM
Really interesting to see a PB analyzed in this way. And, yup - an ear for cadence and magic can't be bought at Ikea:)
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: JFriday on December 15, 2016, 01:47 PM
Excellent. It's so informative to see an analysis like this. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: Jamilah on January 01, 2017, 06:45 AM
I keep coming back to this post. It'snso helpful. Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: Betsy on January 01, 2017, 02:18 PM
HDW--thanks for sharing that wonderful article! Everything she says is so true.
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: Ev on January 01, 2017, 06:10 PM
I just now found time to go and read this article. I'm glad I did. She provides wonderful insight into complicated nuances of what makes a PB work.

Thank you, Holly.
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: alan-jordan on January 01, 2017, 06:36 PM
Yes. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: HDWestlund on January 01, 2017, 06:59 PM
I'm glad it's helpful. ::-)
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: Schriscoe on January 14, 2018, 10:23 AM
Just wanted to bump this thread up for our new PB members. It's a great article, full of interesting tidbits.
Title: Re: The Complex Principles of a Successful PB
Post by: carrots on January 14, 2018, 04:36 PM
Thanks for bumping it up, Sharon (and for posting it in the first place HD)!! I never saw it the first time around and learned a great deal.

 :thankyou