This is a practical, step-by-step guide to becoming a successful graphic storyteller. The book shows how to create exciting plots and engaging characters using a wide range of genres and how to make the work suitable for a wide range of different age groups. The majority of the book deals with picture books for young children but there is also a section on writing for older children. The book is strong on the practicalities of using colour, perspective, visual sequencing and drawing. It is filled with examples of some of the best known and loved children's book characters. This is a handy introductory guide for anyone wanting to illustrate and create books for young children.