So today author Ariel Bernstein writes about using dialogue to create voice in picture books. Dialogue probably is the way to go, because picture books are so short. There's not a lot of space and time for introspection.
This is another one of those days when I was only able to read one of the suggested books.
Today's Picture Book
I loved Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman with illustrations by Zachariah OHora when I read it a few years ago, and time has changed nothing. It's still a very funny and clever book. And Bernstein's right. Voice is part of it. Dot's voice when she speaks. This is a third-person book. No first-person depressed or snarky ruminating like you find in YA. What Dot says is what makes Dot Dot.
Can I pay more attention to the dialogue in my picture book manuscript in order to create voice? Yes, indeed, I can.
ReFoReMo Books Read To Date: 25