PB 14:14 – Day 8 – Top Ten Elements in Picture Books – Theme

This is the last day of the PB 14:14 Challenge…and although I already posted today, I’m going to add an additional post because I missed one day last week.

This is one of my all-time favorite books…before it was published, the author read it to kids in schools, libraries and children’s hospitals.

cover of the kissing hand 

Title: The Kissing Hand Continue reading

PB 14:14 – Day 11 – Top Ten Elements in Picture Book Stories – Rhyme and Pattern

Ready to read another picture book story?

Only three more days in Christie Wild’s PB 14:14 Challenge.

For Day Eleven, how about a book I bought for my grandson when he was a baby? He loved the gentle rhyme and the sweet pictures…and so did I.

huggle bear

Title: Where, Oh Where Is Huggle Buggle Bear?

Author: Katherine Sully

Illustrator: Janet Samuel Continue reading

PB 14:14 – Day 4 – Top 10 Picture Book Story Elements – Word Play

Today is Day Four of Christie Wright Wild’s PB 14:14. Be sure to check out the other books people are using to teach one of the Top 10 Elements for picture books.

Although there are some wordless picture books, most picture books have a balance between words and pictures. EACH WORD COUNTS…that’s what picture book writers hear all the time. Continue reading