I just signed up for a picture book marathon. It starts on Feb. 1 and lasts a month! I know you're too busy in school to try it but the website has some good writing tips and brainstorm ideas. http://www.picturebookmarathon.org/Home.html
Have you seen this yet? It's really lovely. And written by John Burningham! And illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (who is also brilliant and married to John Burningham!) Be sure to read it next time you are at a book store.
we are dasha and kate. we are friends. we live on opposite sides of the country. we share wonderful things of the world with each other here (with a strong bias towards children's books and illustration because, well we both illustrate children's books of course!)
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