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Title: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: JennaWren on August 10, 2015, 04:04 PM
Looking to read some recent PBs of this type. I'm eager to look at story arc, in particular, as this seems to be one of the biggest challenges of writing in this style. (Of course, character is crucial as well!)

Any ideas?

So far I've come up with VAMPIRINA BALLERINA (and sequel, VAMPIRINA BALLERINA HOSTS A SLEEPOVER) and WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN.

Of course, there's the perennial IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE franchise!

Any titles you'd add to this list?
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: DianaM on August 10, 2015, 05:09 PM
The newly released YOUR ALIEN by Tammi.

You can also check out HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT. Not really 2nd person, but a dialogue between narrator and MC. Might be informative.
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: darshana on August 10, 2015, 05:24 PM
How to Babysit a Grandpa
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: JennaWren on August 10, 2015, 05:40 PM
Ooo, yes! I'm dying to get Your Alien! And How to Babysit a Grandpa is a great one too!  :thankyou
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: DianaM on August 10, 2015, 06:21 PM
Oh! I just remembered another one! HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: Sheri D. on August 10, 2015, 07:05 PM
How about IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: bruna-deluca on August 11, 2015, 06:25 AM
How to wash a wooly mammoth  - Michelle Robinson/Kate Hindley
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: JennaWren on August 13, 2015, 02:01 PM
These are so great!  :thankyou  I just picked up a bunch from my library (waiting for others). While I was there I saw on display another title to add to this list: How to Draw a Dragon.

Thank you guys for your help!  :love5
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: Tammi on August 13, 2015, 02:04 PM
I hope you enjoy YOUR ALIEN. It was extra(terrestrially) fun to write.  ::-)
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: JennaWren on August 13, 2015, 02:21 PM
I can't wait to read it, Tammi! I still have it on hold at the library. I hope people read quickly!
Title: Re: PBs with 2nd person, humorous instructional style?
Post by: Anne Marie on August 13, 2015, 03:44 PM
She will enjoy it.  Because AWESOME!