Yakkity Yak: Animals in Picture Books

Rachel Orr, Literary Agent, Prospect Agency

Here, we’ll look at the wide range of animals in picture books—both anthropomorphic and in the wild. We’ll discuss the benefits of casting an animal as your protagonist (and when it’s best to use humans), the appearance of animals as minor characters, and animal subjects that tend to be overdone. We’ll also take a look at the animal books that I’ve recently sold, as well as the role of animal stories—both classic and current—in today’s marketplace.

Schedule TBA