We are so crazy excited about our brand new major game-changer course that we decided to give you a sneak peek at one of the lessons. It comes with a truly helpful worksheet that teaches you how to write a children’s picture book that deals with fear in some capacity or another but we are saving that to entice you to take the course. And need I say that it’s super fun?
This 6 week Instant Access take at your leisure course is a game changer because
The #1 Thing Guaranteed to Get Kids Interested in Reading Is Humor
And That’s Exactly What We Teach You How To Do. Get Funny, Be Funny, and Infuse Humor Into Serious Stories!
So without further ado, let's start with a joke followed by your free lesson.
Fun With Fear
There are so many places that humor shows up in kid’s books. Fun with Fear is one of them. As kids grow and learn they will inevitably face fears along the way. Books allow children to face these fears, become brave and overcome obstacles with the help of humor.
Learning how others overcome fear, which is usually the case with books for young readers, can also involve a little superiority theory with feelings like, “Well I wouldn’t be scared of that!” or those perverse feelings of schadenfreude, taking pleasure in someone’s else’s misfortune.
But here’s the rub. Playing with fear in kid’s books has to be done in a way that doesn’t traumatize the kid, and real fear versus imaginary or un-necessary fears need to be differentiated, because fear of falling off a building or fear of stranger danger have important functions that mustn't be lightly dismissed.
However, if it’s imaginary or unreasonable fears we're dealing with, all bets are off.
But before we look at some fun books that deal with fear let’s take a quick look at:
Now as I mentioned this lesson comes with two terrific exercises to get you writing really funny stories that deal with fears, along with 23 other lessons and over 35 worksheets and handouts including YOUR OWN FAB FUN WITH FEAR WORKSHEET WHERE WE ALSO WALK YOU THROUGH WRITING YOUR OWN SCAREY STORY STEP BY STEP!!! Plus you'll have the opportunity to receive a critique from me. Here's the link, please take a peek and do let us know what you think below. xoxox
Just click the link below to find out more -
Lets Get Funny: Writing Humor For Kids
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.