Elys Dolan shows us
how it’s done in this brilliant picture book about making picture books.
It starts with Elys in worm form (because worms are cool!).
Worm Elys tells readers why stories are important and gets us ready to create.
From coming up with ideas to writing the story, worm Elys takes us through each
step, inspiring, encouraging and coaching along the way.
It’s a true step-by-step guide, but it’s written for kids.
It covers coming up with an idea, creating characters, developing a setting,
building the story, creating a mock-up book, composition, colour and more.
As you move through the book, there are activities to get
you thinking (and get you writing), so by the end of the book you’ve created
This is a truly awesome book for kids. It’s so kid-friendly
and encouraging. It will inspire kids of all ages to pick up a pen and get to
work. It’s also injected with humour and silliness, it will appeal to even the
most reluctant of creatives.
Elys Dolan is an award-winning author and illustrator of so
many books for kids, and she definitely knows what she’s talking about. She
breaks everything down into simple components that makes the creative process
easy and breezy.
If you’re looking for a book to help kids understand
components of story and the making of a great picture book, this is 100% the
book you need. It’s a must-have for classrooms and every budding young storyteller.
Title: How to Make a Picture Book
Author/Illustrator: Elys Dolan
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 2 November 2022
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book