A sprightly text and colorful illustrations follow two creative people-and a talkative dog and cat-through the writing process step by step, from the inspiration for a story to the satisfaction of sharing the book with readers. Eileen Christelow based this instructive picture book on questions children asked during her classroom talks around the country. Simple enough for young children to understand, and with the entertainment value of fiction, ""What Do Authors Do?"" is children's nonfiction at its best.
""Librarians and teachers introducing the writing process will find this title very useful."" School Library Journal, Starred