Ever wondered what goes into a successful picture book? Compare today’s hits with the classics and learn to avoid the three most common mistakes when creating a picture book. Find out whether self-publishing is a good option and get additional advice from two professionals in the field. An experienced editor and a published author-illustrator will explain concepts that are vital to your success, whether you are an author, and illustrator, or want to do both. With thought-provoking exercises, tips, and Q&A throughout, students will also receive individualized instructor feedback on story ideas and five to seven portfolio pieces. This introductory class is the perfect companion to the “Creating the Picture Book” ten-session course.