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How many pages for a picture book?

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Lexiejack Fri 22-Jul-11 21:34:04

Hi just wondering if anyone can give me a rough idea of how many pages and words generally make up a children's book? Pre-school sort of age range. Had an idea for years but finally decided to properly commit to it and I'm a tad lost and bewildered!!

MumblingRagDoll Sat 23-Jul-11 00:08:57

Well you need to go to the bookshop or library and get in the section where the books are which are aimed at kids of a similar age to the kids you're aiming your story at.

There's a big difference in different age ranges and also no hard and fast rules.

ImperialBlether Sat 23-Jul-11 14:37:45

What mumblingragdoll says!

Why don't you think, "The person who buys my book is also likely to buy X." That will give you a good idea of the number of pages, amount of text, number of pictures, etc.

Good luck!

belledechocchipcookie Sun 24-Jul-11 18:33:52

32, they work in multiples of 8 but remember that this includes the front, back and inside covers.

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