Picture Books: The Magical Unexpected

Picture Books: The Magical Unexpected

Kate Messner, SCBWI Los Angeles – August 2012



Unexpected Glimpses of Hidden Worlds

Unexpected Twists

Unexpected Pairings

Unexpected Roles

Unexpected Points of View

Unexpected Characters

Unexpected Curiosity

(Questions you never knew you needed answered…but you do!)

Unexpected Simplicity

  • The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
  • Stars by Mary Lyn Rae, illustrated by Marla Frazee

Unexpected Formats


The Unexpected Unexpected: What will your twist be?

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  • By On the Road in August on August 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    […] I was also part of the faculty for this conference, giving a presentation called “Picture Books: The Magical Unexpected.”  I talked about lots of picture books that I love and how they all incorporate different kinds of “unexpecteds.”  You can see the list of books I talked about here. […]

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