How to Write Funny, Punny Picture Books

with Tara Lazar

What makes a picture book funny?

In How to Write Funny, Punny Picture Books, Tara Lazar shares must-know tips for writing humorous picture books for young readers! Maybe you're already funny. Maybe you're not. It doesn't matter! Writing funny is recognizing what's funny and why. Yep, we are going to dissect humor, but not like a frog, we don't want it to die!

Plus, Tara shares behind-the-scenes tales about how the picture book publishing industry really works—valuable insight for all kidlit writers. Don't miss this webinar!

"What a fantastic presentation. I had so many chuckles today and have a much better understanding of including humor in my stories. Thanks so much, Tara, Julie, and Kelli."

- Diane McBee

Your Instructor

Tara Lazar
Tara Lazar

Tara Lazar is the author of a dozen books, most recently ABSURD WORDS, BLOOP, and TIME FLIES: DOWN TO THE LAST MINUTE, the third book in the 7 ATE 9/PRIVATE I series from Little, Brown. She's the creator of the #Storystorm brainstorming event for writers and the co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature (RUCCL) annual conference, now in its 53rd year. She Tweets hilariously @taralazar, posts occasionally on Insta @taralaser, and features new books & picture book guidance often at

Course Curriculum

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"Lots of useful and practical information for all kinds of writing here. Thank you!"

- Joyce Frank

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- Colleen Dougherty

"Kudos to Julie, Kelli and Tara! Thank you for being authentic and honest with tips and quips to spur us onward."

- Marsha Wright

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