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Writing Picture Books: Rhyme Well Done

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Picture Books, Writer Tips & Tools, Writing Stuff | 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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