How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made

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Book - 2016 | First edition.
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You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.

New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781423152200
Branch Call Number: JP Barne
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rex, Adam - Illustrator


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Ever wonder how a book becomes a book? Find out how as the author takes you through the steps. There's a revenge-seeking tiger and cross-country ink too.

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Mar 08, 2017

This artist and his illustrator do a wonderful job of laying out the specific steps to writing and getting a book into the reader's hands, and include lots of emotion and fantasy to engage young minds and adult readers.

EvaELPL Feb 27, 2017

Another gem from Mac Barnett! This is a book that’s all about the process of making a picture book – how an author writes, how an editor edits, how an illustrator illustrates, and how all of those things come together to make the books we love. In other hands this might sound like a somewhat dull premise, but this book has Barnett’s goofy and insightful sense of humor all the way through, and Adam Rex’s illustrations match that tone perfectly. There’s plenty of both information and silliness for little readers as well as grown-ups to love here, and it just might spark an interest in a kiddo who can see themselves writing their own books some day!

Nov 10, 2016

My daughter who is 3 loves books. I felt it was to old for her. I'll be on the search for another book. That has an easier book making concept.

But without a doubt it was very creative with a dash of humour!

AL_MARY Sep 14, 2016

A great book to introduce a unit on making books and publishing!

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SnoIsleLib_MonicaJ Mar 09, 2017

SnoIsleLib_MonicaJ thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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