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  • Author:
    Uri Shulevitz
  • ISBN:
    0823059405
  • ISBN13:
    978-0823059409
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  • Publisher:
    Watson-Guptill Pubns; Fifth or Later Edition edition (October 1, 1985)
  • Pages:
    271 pages
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    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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This volume demonstrates how to write and illustrate children's books by analyzing story structure and showing how the story's . Uri Shulevitz has written and illustrated more than 30 children's books.

This volume demonstrates how to write and illustrate children's books by analyzing story structure and showing how the story's action is communicated through picture sequences. The author, a well-established children's author and illustrator, covers technical questions of how actually to proceed in developing ideas into books, as well as aesthetic and ethical issues. In 1969 he received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Arthur Ransome's retelling of The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.

To create a good picture book or story book, you must understand how the two differ in concept. And I think it was really generous of Shulevitz to write this book. Yes, it's dated, but the information and informed perspective is timeless. A story book tells a story with words. Although the pictures amplify it, the story can be understood without them. The pictures have an auxiliary role, because the words themselves contain images. In contrast, a true picture book tells a story mainly or entirely with pictures. See all Product description.

A step-by-step guide to creating children's books. The book covers aspects from the preliminary idea to publication, and describes how to tell a story visually, draw characters and develop settings. ISBN13:9780823059355. Release Date:May 1997.

Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books. By Uri Shulevitz -- ADORE this author/illustrator. I learned quickly and easily from his detailed explanations and illustrations. Uri Shulevitz: "Let your personal style flow from your work; don't let your work be dictated by style. Title: Writing With PicturesAuthor: Shulevitz, UriPublisher: Random House IncPublication Date: of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: Writing with Pictures is a step-by-step guide to creating children’s books.

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Teaches how to write and illustrate children's books by analyzing story structure and showing how the story's action is communicated through picture sequences 271 pages. Picture books for children-Authorship. Seller Inventory 069014. More information about this seller Contact this seller 27. Stock Image. Writing With Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books. Shulevitz, Uri. Published by Watson-Guptill Pubns.

Shulevitz, Uri. This guide (originally published in 1985) introduces the visual approach to writing children's books, an approach which can help a writer release a flow of images and avoid wordiness. The aim of the guide is to teach the fledgling writer/illustrator to ask important questions about the structure of the intended book (and to find the answers) and to show him or her how to cope with the mechanical problems of making a book. The guide is divided into four parts: (1) Telling the Story; (2) Planning the Book; (3) Creating the Pictures; and (4) Preparing for Reproduction.

Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, on February 27, 1935. He also wrote the instructional guide Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books. He lives in New York City. Caldecott Honor Book. He began drawing at the age of three and, unlike many children, never stopped. The Warsaw blitz occurred when he was four years old, and the Shulevitz family fled. For eight years they were wanderers, arriving, eventually, in Paris in 1947. Connect with the author.

Uri Shulevitz has written and illustrated more than 30 children's books. In 1980 The Treasure, which he wrote and illustrated, was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book. He has also directed a summer workshop at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. Country of Publication.

Teaches how to write and illustrate children's books by analyzing story structure and showing how the story's action is communicated through picture sequences

Doomwarden
AWESOME book!! THANK you Uri for a terrific journey into the thought processes needed to do illustration correctly - THANK YOU

Note for readers of this review - this is a learning book, be prepared to sit down and walk through the ideas slowly - so you can absorb them. It's NOT a book on how to draw, but a book on WHAT to draw. I am working on my own book, and changed my direction completely once I understood why you do the things you do in picture books!!
Dusho
After reading the reviews for this book I purchased a copy thinking that it looked promising. But I was disappointed with some of the content. Although there is some good information some of the material is very dated. The book was written before the digital era. Some of it is still relevant like chapter 6 storyboard and book dummy and chapter 12 picture space and composition. But other chapters are outdated like chapter 16 color preseparation and the chapter on visual references. Overall I felt it was too dated to be of much use and wished I had purchased something more relevant to the type of children's books being written today.
Aurizar
This is a must have book for any aspiring children's picture book writer. You won't need anything else once you own one of these. As an author/illustrator for picture books myself, I speak from experience. Writing children's stories and illustrating is not easy. Many people think it's not real writing... but if you can get published as a children's writer illustrator, you will know what skills are needed to even be considered by a publisher.
Mr Freeman
I am learning so much from this book. Its published through Watson Guptil. Always enjoyed their artbooks. I wanted to understand the whole process of writing & illustrating for children. Uri does a fantastic job of showing you each of the steps to creating art that reaches where kids live but isn't limiting in scope. He combines the idea of creating each page to carry your idea and vision forward as well as helping you to craft your pages so your reader looks forward to turning those pages too.
Onnell
This is the book you have been looking for. I've purchased a number of other books about children's publishing, but this one has more wisdom and more real technique than any of them.

The title might make you think this book is about illustrating children's books. Yes, an illustrator can get a graduate degree from the material here. But the title doesn't really do the book justice, because Shulevitz covers both writing and illustration. He covers both topics together, showing how the text and the pictures move a story forward to a satisfactory conclusion. Quoting from the book (p.29):

"When the actor-stage relationship is clear, when the picture code is consistent, when the progression is appropriate to the action, the picture sequence will 'speak' to the reader. The more clearly the picture sequence speaks, the more enjoyment the reader will be able to get from it. And giving a feeling of satisfaction is essential in children's books."

This book has literally hundreds of example illustrations and text excerpts. Most are pencil and ink sketches, but don't be fooled: the author created most of them specifically to illustrate this book. They do a great job.

I'm done gushing. If you are interested in this topic, buy the book. You won't be disappointed.
Dddasuk
Had water damage and smelled like mildew.... so much so, that I can hardly open it to read it. Blech! I would take marked up pages anyway, over mildew smell.
ACOS
This is a text book for some college courses teaching picture book writing and illustrating. There is a lot of good information. Although I'm not inspired by the images, I do understand the lessons in the book and have learned something from it.
I found this book to go far beyond what I expected. It covers the author's creative processes, step by step. Shulevitz details the most basic of ingredients of his visualizations and illustrates how he develops them into his finished creations. I have authored several books, and now am beginning to feel that I might try to illustrate them.