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I'm working on a PB draft where the narrator speaks directly to the audience but also to the character in the book. I don't think I've ever seen this done and am wondering if I'm nuts for trying it. Any thoughts?

#1 - February 24, 2016, 12:05 PM

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#2 - February 24, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Julie is right. There are many first person examples.  ;)
#3 - February 24, 2016, 02:14 PM
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I love the ones that use this technique for humor.

THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK is a classic example.
Jan Thomas has some great ones like, ARE YOU READY FOR FUN?

I can't think of any off the top of my head where the narrator does this but is not also an illustrated character in the book...
#4 - February 24, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Thank you all so much. I will continue to press on and see where this goes. :)
#5 - February 24, 2016, 06:15 PM

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Just read HERE COMES VALENTINE CAT, by Deborah Underwood, where the narrator talks to Cat and the reader listens in on the conversation.
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I believe Julie Falatko's PB, Snappsy, the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be In This Book) does this, too. Which reminds me I need to order this one! It's on my Feb. list  :love5
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****Utterly Shameless Plug Alert****

my PB Whose Story Is This, Anyway? is based on that premise.

So I say, go for it, take off running and see where it leads! You're not nuts...unless we both are.

 
#8 - February 25, 2016, 07:37 AM
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Oh I've been meaning to check out Snapsy and I'll look into the rest of these as well. Thank you! (And I love the *shameless plug alert* - please, if I EVER get a PB published I will be "plugging" from the mountain tops! Congrats on your book!)
#9 - February 25, 2016, 10:55 AM

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