Picture Book Prompt 17

“You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.”
—Joe DiMaggio

What is it that children—or a particular child—might anticipate? Something that makes them think that something wonderful is going to happen. Write about how the real experience might unfold and how it compares with the anticipated one.

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Picture Book Prompt 16

“When your daughter asks you to be a fairy for her fifth birthday party . . . you better be a damned fairy.”,br>
—Tony Hawk

Explore—in writing—the out-of-their-comfort-zone things loving dads do for their children.

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Picture Book Prompt 15

“The universe is full of mysteries, and the aliens may see us as just one more piece of the puzzle, a fascinating enigma to be studied and explored.”
—Arthur C. Clarke

Write a story from the perspective of an alien who is observing the interactions of humans and human children in particular.

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Picture Book Prompt 14

“I have remembered, I suppose, what I wanted to remember; many ridiculous things for no reason that makes sense. That is the way we human creatures are made.”
—Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

What ‘ridiculous things’ do you remember from childhood? Dive deep and write about them.

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