ERIC Number: ED382946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Helping Kids Draw & Write Picture Books.
Hearn, Emily; Thurman, Mark
The eight stages of storyboarding described in this book will help children design original picture books with illustrations and creative stories. The 24-frame storyboarding technique described in the book forces the young author/illustrator to jump right into the story, select only the most essential aspects of the plot, and describe the actions and feelings of the characters in vivid, apt words. After an introductory section, the book describes the eight stages of storyboarding: (1) Reading Picture Books as Stimulus; (2) Ten Minutes for Story Collaboration; (3) Storyboarding the Plot (Fast Pencil); (4) Book Mock-Up (Fast Pencil); (5) Full-Color Book; (6) Writing the Story; (7) Finishing Touches; and (8) Binding and Sharing. Also included in the book is an illustration glossary presenting design concepts grouped under three headings--points of view, collage, and design. A glossary of important words, an annotated list of 40 recommended picture books, and four storyboard formats are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Foreign Countries, Illustrations, Layout (Publications), Picture Books, Primary Education, Student Publications, Writing Assignments, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Young Children
Wright Group, 19201 120th Ave., NE, Bothell, WA 98011 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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