What's the magic formula? Is there something that all stellar books have in common?
If the answer were simple, we'd all be writing best-sellers. But that's why mentor texts are so helpful. By reading our favorite texts, we can find commonalities and incorporate them into our manuscripts.
Here's the September Mentor Text Challenge. Read your 3 favorite picture books and ask yourself these questions.
What do these books have in common?
Why do these books resonate with me?
How can I incorporate these things in my manuscripts?
What commonalities do you find in your 3 favorite picture books?