I thought Reading for Research Month was twenty days long, but, lo and behold, a twenty-first post is up. Co-ordinators Carrie Charley Brown and Kirsti Call finished off the month-long program with a post on character transformations. "You may have heard publishing professionals say that characters need to make their own growth by solving the problem on their own," they tell us. I would say that in children's books, it's important that a child character needs to solve the problem. Children's books with adult main characters are few and far between and are often awkward.
I've read some of the mentor texts listed in the past, but not in relation to yesterday ReFoReMo concept. So no new reading.
Can I use the idea of character transformations in my picture book manuscript? This is something I think I could be stronger on.
Final Number of ReFoReMo Books Read: 47