Posts Tagged "Caroline Stutson"

Writing Picture Books: Rhyme Well Done

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Picture Books, Writer Tips & Tools | 0 comments

Today is Picture Book Wednesday and we’ll be talking about what good rhyme looks like. So often we hear that editors don’t want rhyme at all when what they really don’t want is bad rhyme. Because they get so much bad rhyme, they often say they don’t want rhyme at all. Studying good rhyme can help us when writing our own rhyme. I’ll be using Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, illustrated¬†by J. (Jon) Klassen. Perfect Rhythm The rhymes in this book have wonderful meter and flow easily as a read-aloud. But more than that, Caroline sets a dance-like tone and...

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Favorite Halloween Picture Books

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Picture Books | 0 comments

Happy Halloween! In honor of my favorite holiday, I’m highlighting two books by my fellow wild writers/illustrators¬†(my in-person writing group). By the Light of the Halloween Moon is a wonderful book was written by my friend and fellow wild writer, Caroline Stutson,¬†illustrated by the fabulous Kevin Hawkes. Following the fun and rhythmic flow of “The House That Jack Built,” Caroline takes you on a delightful Halloween ride. In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin by Gloria Evangelista not only has a fun adventure about finding the perfect pumpkin, but it also has cool pumpkin...

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