Date of Award

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Dr. Amy Sonheim

Second Advisor

Ms. Stephanie Smith

Third Advisor

Ms. Kay Calvert

Abstract

Creating a successful picture book is neither an easy nor simple process. The illustrations must-harmonize with the text, move the reader smoothly through a story, and be, as Burningham puts it, "verdant." To achieve this, an author/illustrator must be prepared for constant revision. In my story The Fantastic Transformation of Frog the main character experiences some bizarre changes, but reverts to his normal state in the end. Through my process of creating a picture book, my story also went through numerous changes, but, unlike the main character's changes, these changes were not reversed. They led to other changes.

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