Children’s book review – The personification of a magic lamp!
Have you heard of the success of Flat Stanley? He's a character that children love, he's a two-dimensional, flat person. Interestingly enough, the symbolism is great and it even has implications for the physics of multiple dimensions, but the Stanley Dish is incredibly successful and successful. In fact, some schools have had students create "flat stanleys" out of paper and then give them to friends to take on trips with… Continue Reading
Summer Reading – Famous Ceramic Children’s Book Characters
As temperatures rise across the United States, many children are spending long hours reading in the air-conditioned comfort of their homes. Public libraries across the country offer reading programs to connect kids with classics and, perhaps, discover a new favorite author. Children who love reading and art have the opportunity to combine their love of reading and bisque ceramics this summer by creating ceramic statues and busts, or even a… Continue Reading
Childhood Cancer Children’s Book – Where’s My Hair?
I recently read a children's book about childhood cancer called Where's My Hair? The author is Patti Block. She is from the state of Minnesota, located in the United States. The illustrator is Swapan Debnath. This is a very touching story about two childhood friends one of which deals with childhood cancer life and their cancer treatments. The book is a great social story for those who need a few… Continue Reading
“Palle-Alene I Verden” – AKA “Paul Is Alone in the World” – A Classic Young Children’s Novel
"Paul Is Alone in the World" (1942) by Jens Sigsgaard is a much-loved and also critically acclaimed book for young children aged 6-9. It has been translated into around thirty languages and is often used in schools and universities. In 1949, Danish filmmaker Astrid Henning-Jensen even made a wonderful film of it. Her very charming young son, Lars, was Paul and his big black eyes spoke volumes in this story… Continue Reading
How important is the role of a children’s book illustrator?
Think "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or "Matilda" and what comes to mind are the quirky, cartoonish illustrations that brought the book's characters to life. The magic of these books lies in the perfect collaboration between author Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake. In fact, as the illustrator of over 250 books, Blake was equally beloved by readers. Iconic characters When it comes to iconic literary characters, it's hard to… Continue Reading
Writing a Children’s Book – 11 Things You Need to Know
Then you would like to write a children's book. Before you start, you need to know what competitive field you are about to enter. It's a misconception among writers that it's easy to write a children's book and be successful. The truth is that there are thousands of writers out there with the same goal. They come from all walks of life and all levels of writing skill. Don't let… Continue Reading
5 Essential Things for Children’s Book Illustration
A great saying "A children's book illustration that does not complete a story, in the end, will only become a false idol. Since we cannot believe in an absent story, we will naturally begin to believe in the picture it -even." Here I have listed the 5 essential things for children's book illustration. So let's get started. 1. Images representing words: A picture can say thousands of words. A picture… Continue Reading
The inside secrets to writing and publishing a children’s book
Writing and publishing a children's book is a dream for many people. Unfortunately, this is often a difficult dream to achieve because most talented writers don't know or understand the steps they need to take first to begin the process of getting exposure and getting published. Do you need an agent, an illustrator, an assistant, a consultant or a bookseller? Do you know which children's publishing houses should be the… Continue Reading
The Little Polar Bear and the Whales by Hans De Beer – A Children’s Book Review
Lars, the little polar bear, who is the hero of seven other favorite LITTLE POLAR BEAR stories, appears in a story where the weather in his North Pole home creates trouble for new friends. After a very long and dark winter, Lars is happy to see the snow melting and warm weather. His parents are not. He can't fathom it as he enjoys a hot bath in the slush, smelling… Continue Reading