Thursday, October 22, 2009

Writing Quote of the Day

“Many people believe that authors of children’s books eventually ‘graduate’ and go on to write books for adults. That’s like saying your pediatrician may get good enough to, one day, be a doctor for grown-ups.”

from Joy Feldman, author of The Gollywhopper Games


Amanda/Mandy said...

I'd say it is more of an accomplishment to write well for an audience which isn't the same age as you. You have to learn to speak and write a whole new language. Maybe they should certify children's authors as linguists.

bff said...

"The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind
and another
his mother called him 'Wild thing!' and Max said 'I'll eat you up!'
So Max was sent to bed without eating anything.
That very night in Max's room a forest grew...."

No grownup can handle the poetry of those lines; no child would put up with a phony version.

Long live children's authors.

Ann said...

I'm gonna steal those words and quote them regularly. Thanks, kerry.


Mother Goose said...

Love it!!