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Do you like a QUIET Book…?

July 28, 2013

Recently I read (and commented) on a discussion about a seeming trend, the apparent editors and agents appetites for ‘quirky’ and ‘funny’ picture books.
I have been wondering on it, and probably need to revisit that discussion. It was on the blog section at the Picture Book Academy website (here).
Today Julie Rowan Zoch shared her facebook comment for Hyewon Yum‘s picture book “This is Our House.” The review by the School Library Journal made me want to read this sweet, quiet book. I love books like this. And the review made me think again about the drive and the focus on ‘quirky’ and ‘funny’ that appears to permeate our craft.
Are there agents and editors who look for ‘quiet’ books, and books that related the beauty of normalcy and the satisfaction of simplicity?
I’m sure there are some that do. And maybe, in the whole context of picture-book publishing, this kind of book is, suddenly, ‘quirky’ and ‘unusual.’ Would love to hear others thoughts on this.
Is writing toward ‘quirky’ and ‘funny’ narrowing our idea of picture books?
Is the call for ‘quirky’ and ‘funny’ limiting your picture book craft?

Give your answers on this poll.

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