Substance & Charm

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It�s easy when you know how-Arts & Entertainment-Books-Children-TimesOnline

Giles Andreae on what makes a good children's book (allegedly):

Writing a children�s book can take no time at all. I know I shouldn�t say this, but some of mine take only a day or two to write. For this reason, it�s something a lot of people are tempted to have a go at. Why not? After all, you get a lovely warm feeling having a children�s book published. It�s wholesome, happy, friendly, doesn�t involve long commutes, scratchy suits, unsociable hours, irascible bosses . . . you get the picture. But this means that publishers are inundated with texts, hundreds of them � thousands � piled up by every desk in the editorial department. Your idea really has to shine. But how? Two of the most important keys, I reckon, are substance and charm.... ...

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