Guide to Writing for Children by Jane Yolen provides advice to a prospective children's book author on two levels. On the practical level, she categorizes the different types of children literature from picture books to chapter books; from fantasy to non-fiction; talking animals to educational; with side excursions into counting and alphabet books. On this level she covers the gamut comprehensively, sharing enlightening insights on the various sub-genres of children's literature..
On the level of inspiration, I found the book more off putting. Drawing heavily on her childhood experiences, I felt discouraged that I hadn't read Alice in Wonderland at six as the author had. I was often left with the impression that she was showing off and discouraging mere mortals from attempting to write books for children.
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