Editor’s Note: Easy as Pie, Right?

Sharon Verbeten


Writing a children’s book is hard.

I know, I’ve never done it. I think it’s too hard . . . not that I wouldn’t like to, though.

I’ve been witness lately to a few happenings that have made me ponder children’s book publishing and how people view it. For the longest time, many outsiders believed it was easy to write a children’s book—after all, it’s just a few pages and the readers are, after all, only children. Even Dr. Seuss’s publisher Bennett Cerf dared the master of rhyme to write a book using only 50 words; should be easy, right? Seuss sure showed him!

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.12n4.02


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