How to Make a Picture Book

How to Make a Picture Book

By Author / Illustrator

Elys Dolan


Picture Books

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Walker Books Ltd








Make your own picture book with this hilarious, activity-filled guide from award-winning author Elys Dolan.

Ever wanted to make your own picture book? Award-winning author Elys Dolan shows you how - with the help of her very enthusiastic assistant, Bert. From finding a brilliant idea to using colour and space to tell your story, this entertaining guide is packed with activities, tips and jokes. Find inspiration, grab your pens and pencils, and get making!



If you want children writing stories and drawing illustrations, then this is the book to have! Even reluctant and defiant children will have a pencil in hand by the end of the book!

The author takes the character of Elys the worm and talks the reader through every step of writing a story, with their handy sidekick of Bert the beetle who adds constant humour throughout. Every aspect of story writing is covered in a fun, child friendly and engaging way.  After a few pages on each skill, there is an 'Activity Time' section where children can have a go applying skills and ideas they have learned.

This is a great book and was loved by the children in my class. As a reader you will be constantly thinking of creative ideas and laughing along on the journey to becoming an author and illustrator.

Picture book / Reviewed by Maria, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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