Do you have a message or lesson you want to share with children? That might be why you set out to write a children’s book. (It’s why I started!) But you have to be careful not to write a message-driven picture book that feels preachy.
Today, we’re looking at HOW BIG IS YOUR BRAVE by Ruth Soukup to see how she shared her message of confidence with kids in her new picture book. Watch this short video to learn how it to do it well.
How to Write a Message-Driven Picture Book featuring HOW BIG IS YOUR BRAVE by Ruth Soukup
New York Times Best-Selling author, Ruth Soukup, normally writes nonfiction books that help people face their fears and chase their dreams but this is her first time writing a picture book. How’d she manage to teach children to be brave in a children’s book without straight up telling them? That’s what we’re looking at in today’s video.
Learn how you can incorporate a message in your own children’s book manuscript without it feeling forced. Watch the short video above!
And for more writing tips featuring published picture books, check out these other videos:
- Writing Dialogue in Picture Books featuring I AM GOOSE
- How to Make a Splash with Few Words like Tammi Sauer
- The Best Ways to Use Adjectives in Picture Books with Jory John
- How to Think Outside the Picture Book with BJ Novak