How To Make a Picture Book


How To Make a Picture Book is a brilliant visual resource for children and an excellent guide to the process of writing and constructing a picture book. It is light and entertaining and offers some wonderful ideas to help children along the way.

It is friendly, encouraging and will surely inspire children of all ages to pick up a pen and get to work. Being injected with humour and silliness, it will appeal to even the most reluctant of creative.  It is also a very funny and inspirational picture book in its own right.

Elys Dolan takes readers on a step-by-step-guide to the key stages of creating a picture story, helping with character-development, story-telling and setting. The very funny story of the pizza delivery dinosaur created within the book itself will keep children reading to the end.

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How To Make a Picture Book

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

Elys Dolan

(Walker Books)

How to Make a Picture Book is perfect for children who want to write and make their own books. It is full of bold illustrations by the author-illustrator, Dr Elys Dolan.  She speaks directly to the reader in the form of a bookworm and helped by her trusty assistant Bert.
Elys and Bert talk the reader through where they can get their ideas from, to developing characters through interviews and character sketches. We also learn about story development, what setting is and how the setting can tell you more about the characters.  This fantastic book then goes on to help children decide what will happen in their story by suggesting story starters.  Elys then shows how they can make their own books for the story to go in, demonstrating construction techniques. It also covers ‘page turners’ and the use of colour in illustrations.
How to Make a Picture Book really is the ultimate step-by-step guide for making a picture book. This unique picture book is packed with brilliant activities, top tips and jokes to keep everyone entertained. Finding out how Bert develops his story idea about the Pizza Delivery Dinosaur is very entertaining. The instructions are easy to follow and will inspire even the most reluctant writer to have a go.
Bookwagon also stocks This Book Will Make You an Artist, perfect for taking the illustration and story-telling bug even further.


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