Last time, I posted a blog on Writing for Children (Part 1), and addressed the challenge of writing boardbooks. The next sub-genre in the genre of children’s literature is what I call the preschool picture book. This is not the 32-page picture book with a full plot and story (i.e. beginning, middle, and happy ending). The books in this category are books that consist mainly of word play.
What do I mean by "word play"? Glad you asked.
When I finally learned the concept of writing text using word play, I received several contracts to write for this specific genre. In my book See the Country, See the City (Zonderkidz, 2000), most of the text consists of word-play elements.