From a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning illustrator comes an utterly hilarious step-by-step guide to writing a book, as told by a child "author."
Want to write a book? Well, the spunky, know-it-all narrator of this side-splitting story can tell you just how to do it. She walks readers through the whole process, from deciding what to write about (like dump trucks or The Olden Days) to writing a story that doesn't put everyone to sleep and getting people to buy your book (tips: be nice, give them cookies, and if all else fails, tie them to a chair). Packed with bestselling author Lloyd-Jones's signature wit and charm, this picture book, with whimsical illustrations by beloved illustrator Layton, delivers an outrageously silly story that is sure to have young readers--and writers!--howling with laughter.
About the Author
SALLY LLOYD-JONES is the author of many books for children, including the New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister; The House That's Your Home; Goldfish on Vacation; and, most recently, Hats Off to Mr. Pockles! She spent her childhood in Africa and England and now lives in New York City. Visit her at sallylloyd-jones.com, and follow sallylloydjones on Instagram.
NEAL LAYTON is an award-winning illustrator of over forty children's books, including Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton and That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell, winner of the Smarties Gold Award in the UK. Neal has worked in a chocolate factory, in a teapot factory, and on a lettuce farm. He now lives in Portsmouth on the English coast with his family. Learn more at neallayton.co.uk, or follow him on Twitter at @LaytonNeal.
"The joys of creativity, exchanging ideas, and sharing stories are explored with accuracy and humor." —Booklist, starred review
“A story-telling anatomy lesson masquerading as giddy fun. . . . [A] charmer.” –Wall Street Journal