Lots of people ask me about writing a picture book. It’s just for kids, so it must be easy, right? lol
I thought I’d make a video where I’d just talk about writing picture books and the difficulties you may come across. If you think you are going to make a fortune and be a famous author, you are better off working at Macdonalds – Honestly, that’s not a joke.
It takes an inordinate amount of luck to have a best seller and a huge amount of work to make any sort of living at it. Author incomes have halved in the last 20 years – really!
But you may just want to have a few copies of your book for your family, which is great. These thoughts apply to you to. Any questions? put the in the comments box and maybe you will inspire a new video?!
Follow along with the words on the screen, as I read Monster Boy, Mummy Menace. Get a copy of the book from your library or from my online store – signed with a free poster – or from Amazon. Follow the links.
Connor is half-monster, so he understands monsters and loves to help them with their problems – He’s the Ministry of Monsters number one agent, connate: Monster Boy.
Join Connor and his faithful flying dog, Trixie, as they find monster solutions to monster problems, using his amazing, top-secret monster bikes. Can Connor make the Forest and safe and friendly place for Monster and Humans to live side by side? Someone is stealing all the toilet paper! Can they find a monster solution in time?
Listening to stories and following the words is a brilliant way to gain reading fluency and become a confident, independent reader. Sometimes, it’s just nice to listen to a story. Why not draw pictures of Monster boy and T Rex while you listen? Get some drawing ideas here.