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Hi, all--my new blog is up, although I'm not ready for its grand opening just yet. But I thought you all might be interested in my picture book analyses where instead of reviewing, I analyze qualities of different picture books to help others see how to set up picture books and make them work.

The first one is up: http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/06/picture-book-analysis-nugget-and-fang.html

#1 - June 22, 2013, 01:26 PM
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http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/p/picture-book-university.html

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What a fun approach to analyzing/reviewing picture books. I love this!
#2 - June 22, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Terrific idea, Pam! Thanks for letting us know about it.
#3 - June 22, 2013, 01:40 PM

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I clicked over right away.

What a nice shock to see my good friends Nugget & Fang!

I look forward to reading more of these.  :phat
#4 - June 22, 2013, 01:44 PM
COMING SOON: Making a Friend*Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants*A Little Chicken*Nugget & Fang, the SEAquel*The Farm that Mac Built & MORE

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Nice, Pam! :superwoman
#5 - June 22, 2013, 01:46 PM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520

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Nice! I'll be on the lookout for more of these.
#6 - June 22, 2013, 02:20 PM

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Will be checking in often!
#7 - June 22, 2013, 02:54 PM

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Love it! What a great idea. And now, I just HAVE to read Nugget and Fang. It sounds hilarious.
#8 - June 22, 2013, 04:13 PM
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This is excellent!! Thank you so much for doing this. This really helps beginning picture book writers like myself.
I love Nugget and Fang.
#9 - June 22, 2013, 05:29 PM
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GREAT post. Thanks for the link!
#10 - June 22, 2013, 07:22 PM

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#11 - June 23, 2013, 08:54 AM
Ghosts In the Night - Mackin 2019
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Mossy Marsha - Amazon
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LIKE! :-)
#12 - June 23, 2013, 06:47 PM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
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Wow, this is great! I just attended an SCBWI pb workshop, and this analysis reinforces the stuff we talked about. I love the specific details. Looking forward to reading more of your analyses, Pam.
#13 - June 23, 2013, 06:57 PM

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Great post, Pam! Love the idea for the new blog!!

Tammi - Happy to see Nugget and Fang again! I've read your book, so I can picture the illustrations and imagine the story along with Pam's analysis. Fun! Fun! Fun!
#14 - June 23, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Oh my gosh, this is so great!
Thanks for posting it!   :fireworks
#15 - June 23, 2013, 09:57 PM

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Love this analysis, Pam! (And love Nugget and Fang!) Such a great post! Looking forward to reading future ones too!
#16 - June 23, 2013, 10:20 PM
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 :star2  Awesome job, Pam! What a fabulous idea! :goldstar
#17 - June 24, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Your analysis is SO helpful! I signed on as a follower (my real name is Sarah) so I won't miss any of your future posts. I feel like I've been to a mini-workshop and can now see a scene in my wip that needs more depth. Thanks! 
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#18 - June 24, 2013, 06:25 AM
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Excellent analysis, Pam. I'll be going back to this one over and over.
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#19 - June 24, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Thanks, ladies! The next one will be up this week. I'll let you know. It's a rhymer!
#20 - June 24, 2013, 09:04 AM
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great post!  and you picked a fun PB  =)
#21 - June 24, 2013, 07:37 PM

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Love the analysis! Thanks for sharing.
#22 - June 25, 2013, 11:56 AM

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Great review!
#23 - June 25, 2013, 07:18 PM

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Great idea and very helpful. Thanks for sharing with us.  :flowers2
#24 - June 26, 2013, 10:35 AM

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This is excellent work! Thank you for sharing.
#25 - June 26, 2013, 01:51 PM

Enjoyed reading about what makes a picture book a pick-me-up picture book.   ::-)
#26 - June 27, 2013, 07:46 AM

Great post :) Very interesting :)
#27 - June 27, 2013, 11:20 AM

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My newest analysis is up: SWEET BABY FEET by Margaret O Hair

http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/2013/06/picture-book-analysis-sweet-baby-feet.html

#28 - June 28, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Love these analyses, Pam. What a great resource for aspiring picture book writers!
#29 - June 28, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Thank you, Debbie!! :D
#30 - June 29, 2013, 08:35 AM
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