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Mini Goss: How to write and illustrate a children’s book.

Session Info:

Using giant story boards Mini takes the kids through the many stages of creating a children’s picture book. Inspiration! Is your idea a bad or good one? Does it have enough drama, are there too many words? What makes a good picture? Using her own and others work Mini discusses the importance of colour, line, design and scale. Paint, pencils or collage? Which medium best suits your style and abilities. Now for the really hard bit – How to draw a rough! Put it all together and make a dummy copy, see how the picture and words fit together and how the pages flow to form the book. Lastly, chose an image for the cover to make your cover stand out.


  • Where ideas come from?
  • What makes a good story?
  • Who is your audience?
  • How to draw a rough.
  • Page layout,
  • Making a dummy.
  • Chosing materials, technique and style of illustrating.
  • Placing type.
  • Designing a cover.

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