Pre-PiBo Day 1: Let’s Get Busy with Matthew Winner (plus prizes!)

For anyone interested in PB’s or WRITING them, Check out this post from Tara Lazar, Picture Book writer and host of the popular PiBoIdMo.

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

MWinnerby Matthew Winner

I think picture books rock.

Except for the ones that aren’t good and, as a parent, you dread reading even a second night in a row to your kid. And you try to sneak the book from his bedside stack and back into the library bag, but somehow he keeps pulling the book back out because heaven forbid our bedtime routine goes one night without a digger book. Oh, the digger book! With its droning text that stretches on and on without ever really saying a single thing. And is my kid actually paying attention to the words? Of course not! He’s looking at the pictures of the cool diggers. Yet we can’t skip a line of text because if there’s words then he wants to know what they say. Is it wrong for me to change the words on the page? What if I change the…

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