I believe this is the first day for which I was able to read all the suggested picture books.
Day 7 Picture Books
Your Alien by Tammi Sauer with illustrations by Goro Fujita and When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore with illustrations by Howard McWilliam are both stories. The you in the narrative makes readers a character in these stories.
How to Read a Story by Kate Messner with illustrations by Mark Siegel a how-to book, and, like If You Plant a Seed, it was part of the how-to books post on Day 5. The second-person point-of-view would be good to discuss in relation to how-to books.
Love by Matt de la Pena with illustrations by Loren Long is, indeed,
a message book, as Pulles says. The second-person point-of-view allows the author to bring the message directly to readers.
Can I use the second-person point-of-view in my picture book manuscript? I don't know. Perhaps it would be a good idea to do a draft in second person as an exercise. Or maybe a second-person narrator is something I should save for another book.
ReFoReMo Books I've Read To Date: 20
I am caught up with this project for a few hours, maybe a day.
Another nor'easter expected here tomorrow or the next day!