Picture Book Prompt 4

It’s the oddest things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it
will stick in your mind forever. You’ll have a nice time, then two years later you’ll be like ‘There
was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?’
—David Sedaris

Write about a birthday party. See if it can become a picture book.

One that the protagonist attends as a guest, as a peer, a sibling, a grandparent—and or as the
person the party is for. One that was amazing or one that was challenging for the protagonist.

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Picture Book Prompt 3

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles, 
From Wobbleton to Wibbleton is fifteen miles. 
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, 
From Wobbleton to Wibbleton, 
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles.
—Nursery rhyme

What happened on that journey from Wibbleton to Wobbleton?

And why was it undertaken?

Use the journey to structure a story.

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Picture Book Prompt 2

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.”
—Mungo Jerry

Tell the story of what happens one summer.

Summer camp, the period between kindergarten and first grade, the summer before kindergarten, or choose an aspect of summer that appeals to you and write about that.

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