Today's teaching review looks at Marsha Diane Arnold's rhyming picture book Roar of A Snore, which could also be called Roar of a Story (bad joke), In it we look at the super smart ways that Marsha works with rhyme and repetition among other things. I also talk a little about Pierre Pratt's art and what makes it effective.
If you want to see a short video of Marsha speaking for the Picture Book Academy, click here http://www.picturebookacademy.com/writing-childrens-picture-books.html I also had the honor of interviewing Marsha in an depth video interview about finding universal themes and underlying meanings in the upcoming Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books starting this week with enrollment open until! November 2nd!! To enroll, just click on the bear to the right or for more information, click just underneath it : )
PS More exciting news about Marsha and the Picture Book Academy will be coming soon, so do check back and please share with your picture book friends.
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.