What Do Authors Do?
by Eileen Christelow. (Clarion, 1995 ISBN 0-395-71124-X) Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 2+.
This delightful vehicle shows two books from creative idea to publication party. Two neighboring authors witness a scene between a dog and a cat (their pets). One is inspired to write a novel and the other, a picture book. We witness the creative struggles, the submission and acceptance and then the steps the book takes from manuscript to publication. The dog and the cat offer side comments and humor relief.