Book Description :
Why Write for Kids?
Because in writing for kids you can still make a difference!
Writing for children enables you to provide them with information and experiences that they'll never forget.
A scriptwriter who wants to write for children must be familiar with the wants and needs of his target audience; their cognitive abilities, the principles of humor for the very young, basics of writing for puppets, animation techniques, and more.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SCREENWRITING FOR CHILDREN'S FILM &TELEVISION, is a most valuable tool for people who want to specialize in scriptwriting for kids. It aims at people who want to gain the necessary knowledge and tools they might need in order to create and write television programs, stage shows and films aimed at children.
The book includes such topics as:
Understanding the cognitive abilities of young viewers, their psychological needs, and their behavioral patterns.
Principles of script writing, while focusing on script writing for children. This book introduces the reader to a series of techniques from the world of children’s literature, such as: rhyming, accumulation, repetition, rhythmic patterns... techniques that significantly increase children’s joy in the texts to which they are exposed via the screen.
Children's humor. The book discusses the principles of humor in general, and in children’s comedy in particular. It follows the development of humor among children, from the basic nonsense humor, to sophisticated words games. It explores children's attraction to crude jokes, and to the forbidden humor (**** & pee jokes) so beloved by children. It explains what comic characters are, what comic situations kids love, and what is considered to be a good comic text for a child.
Creative skills. The book also deals with the creative skills needed in order to write for children. It introduces its readers to all the fantastic worlds of content that children are excited about, such as: hidden tiny dwarves, wondrous flying horses, faeries, princesses, monsters, super-heroes, and more.
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My Personal Review:
This is really a great research book for those who are interested in writing screen plays for children. It gives a outlook on what interests children and how to grab their attention.
The writer talks about how using different actions such as animation, puppetry and so forth can hold a child attention and get them interested in whatever you are trying to portray to them.
In the book you will learn the three basic tools needed to write. Space. Action. Sound. Including three acts in your writing is also very important.
In this book you will find many great examples to give you a basic idea on what to write. What I really like is how everything is broken down so it is easy to understand.
With this book you can learn a lot of different things about children. They use a lot of children psychology in this book, so you can actually learn a lot about children in general.
I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in screenwriting or even just interested in how to read your child and be able to entertain them! Have fun with it! This book definitely has a lot of information for anyone who works with children or even has children of their own.
I personally found this book interesting because I am interested in writing for children. I actually have already one children's book, in which I am still adding illustration too. So this book really helped me in my future writing career for children.
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I received this book as part of a promotion for free in return for my honest review. This review is my own and my own opinion of this book.