Writing with Pictures

Writing with Pictures : How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

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A step-by-step guide to creating children's books. The book covers aspects from the preliminary idea to publication, and describes how to tell a story visually, draw characters and develop settings.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 215.9 x 264.16 x 15.24mm | 839.14g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 10 colour and 600 b&w illustrations
  • 0823059359
  • 9780823059355
  • 44,268

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To create a good picture book or story book, you must understand how the two differ in concept. A story book tells a story with words. Although the pictures amplify it, the story can be understood without them. The pictures have an auxiliary role, because the words themselves contain images. In contrast, a true picture book tells a story mainly or entirely with pictures.

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About Uri Shulevitz

Uri Shulevitz has written and illustrated more than 30 children's books. In 1969 he received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Arthur Ransome's retelling of "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship." In 1980 "The Treasure," which he wrote and illustrated, was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book. Other children's books by Uri Shulevitz include "One Monday Morning," "The Magician," "Rain Rain Rivers" (winner of a bronze medal at the 1970 Leipzig International Book Exhibition), and "Dawn" (given the 1975 Christopher Awards and chosen as a 1976 Honor Book by the International Board on books for Young People). Uri Shulevitz has taught the writing and illustrating of children's books at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has also directed a summer workshop at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

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