Archive for 'Writing for Children'

Gauch on a good picture book

A good picture book is usually about some human foible. It’s rooted in the humanity of some character, even if the character is a dog.! –Patricia Gauch, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

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Steig on writing with hope for children

The child is the hope of humanity. If they are going to change the world, they have to start off optimistically. I wouldn’t consider writing a depressing book for children. — William Steig, qtd. in Anita Silvey’s Children’s Books and Their Creators

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