There is just a certain magic children's stories. Some of my favorites are ones like Beauty and the Beast, Oh, the Places You'll Go, and The Giving Tree. I have many, many favorites, but why do I like them so much? Is it because I read them a zillion times growing up? Is it something about the characters or the story itself? Or the fact I can read it twenty times in a day?
Why are part of my 2023 goals focused on reading, and writing, children's books?
- Write at least one children's book in each category (board book, concept book, early reader, wordless, transition books, narrative nonfiction, etc.)
It is something that I've been thinking about for a while. There is a mystery to how books so small and with so few words can be such a big part of why I read and write today. Maybe focusing on children's books will make my 50 K novel and graphic novel projects become more manageable.
Not that I want the mystery to be 100% solved, mind you. I want to explore children's books and see if I can write them.
What are some of your favorite children's books?
I appreciate the sincerity of this write-up of yours, Suzanna. This sure has enlightened me more about this specific aspect. I read this same article of yours ago from Rosser McDonald. It is also unique and genuine, and I love how he twists some thrilling stories. I am so pleased that I was able to read your beneficial articles. Thank you so much.
Post a Comment