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 has authored the picture books; Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! illustrated by Charles Santoso (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins), Chicken Break! A Counting Book illustrated by Charlotte Adler (Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan), and Thank You, Teacher! illustrated by Sara Varon (Harper Collins/Balzer+Bray) 3/2023. Recently, she co-authored Kobe Eats Pizza! with Ashley Wian, illustrated by Joy Ang, 11/2022. Cate holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been a featured author and presenter at the Texas Book Festival and many SCBWI conferences. Visit her at

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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