A couple of weeks ago, my friend called and said, "Congrats! You got a shout out on the Verla Kay Blue Boards! Someone asked for recommendations of picture book blogs. And a responder listed Thing 1 and Thing 2 as one of their favorites."
"Really?" I asked in surprise.
I was all smiles.
Until I realized, I am not one of the best picture books blogs in the blogosphere. I am one of the ONLY picture book blogs.
So, I have decided to do a Picture Book Round Up. Kind of like Shelli's Marketing Round Up, but for picture books (and not as frequent).
Here are the best posts I found for February:
If You Want to Be a Picture Book Writer - Pam Calvert, author of Princess Peepers, talks about her struggle to learn the art of the picture book. In this fabulous post, Pam shares what she learned from Anastasia Suen's PB Intensive.
Saying a Lot with a Little: - Anyone who knows anything about picture books knows that less is more. But Tara Lazar doesn't just tell us this. She shows us using Kathi Applet's PB as an example to demonstrate economy of words. Take a look and see what Kathi leaves unsaid.
Okay, that's all I've got! (Told you there weren't many blogs focusing on the PB genre)
If you've got any good links that I missed, please let me know and I'll add them!