Why would anyone want to write a picture book?
Picture books are usually the child’s introduction into the the world of books. What an honor it would be to write a picture book that would be the catalyst for a life long love of reading and learning.
Words and pictures meld together to draw a child into new and exciting worlds. Their imaginations can soar. A child can be anything, do anything, go anywhere as they sit and listen to a picture book being read.
Books can bond reader and child. How many times I have delighted in reading, first to my children, and now my grandchildren. Wonderful experiences! I would be thrilled if a picture book I had written strengthened the bond between children and their parents or grandparents.
As you consider writing a picture book, think of all the wonderful results that can come from those 28 pages. Who knows. Perhaps a child could read your book and it would develop in them a hunger for the written word. As a result, he/she would decide to become a writer, too!
Thankful for picture books and picture book writers, Gloria