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Do you know which animal uses its tongue to clean their eyeballs? Or which one uses their tongue like a sword? Terrific Tongues details all the amazing things that tongues can do in a fascinating & child-friendly way. @pennyandjelly @jia_liu_illustration @boydsmillskane
The novel in verse I've been working on features Mexican American kids just being...kids. I think that's important.
I missed #PBChat last night but what a great thread on 'rules' as they relate to writing picture books! If you missed it, you need to check this out.
#WriteTip Need to develop your characters? Try a freewrite (separate from your WIP) to brainstorm how they see/feel about the world. How do they feel about other characters? What theories do they have re. the plot/subplots? How do they get in their own way? #amwriting #amrevising
The book was originally about a young boy who finds himself in a land filled with wild horses. However, Maurice Sendak, who was also the book's illustrator, couldn't draw horses but was able to draw the "Wild Things." #storytelleracademy #kidlit #amwriting #kidlitart
In my post for #KidLitZombieWeek I shared my personal goal to be published in HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE . . . and today I received two acceptances from them. I am over the moon! P.S. I've received 51 rejections from them since 2019. Persistence pays off! #amwriting #kidlit #goals
@NatashaZimmers @sikes_kaitlin Yep. I am missing my traditional garden. Although I have to say the first few months in FL when I plant my herbs in midJan and the honeybees and butterflies “find me” - heaven!!
What point of view should you write a picture book in? I've written picture books in first-person, second-person and third-person. Here, I talk with @pinatadirector about why BE STRONG (and BE KIND) are written in first-person.
Yes! The subject of sub rights was so helpful and Jenny Bent and Eddie Gamarra were great. More of this please! #SCBWIBigFiveOh