Humor 101

Making Humorous Stories Irresistible for Children

In this course, author Cate Berry will teach:

  • How to understand how humor works in general
  • How to understand how humor works in picture books
  • How to dissect funny picture books
  • Examples of funny picture books
  • Techniques you can use to amp up the "funny" in your own manuscripts

Your Instructor

Cate Berry
Cate Berry

Cate Berry is the author of Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins). It was pinned a Junior Library Guild selection and Publisher’s Weekly called it, “A buoyantly subversive anti-bedtime book. (Picture book. 3-7).” Her second book, Chicken Break, (Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan) releases in Fall ’19. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cate is a faculty member with the Writing Barn in Texas and an active member in the SCBWI and Writers’ League of Texas. She also speaks at schools, libraries and conferences year round. Visit her at to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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