How to Make a Book by Becky Davies – Book Review

How to Make a Book by Becky Davies – Book Review

How to Make a Book by Becky Davies

How to Make a Book

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An inspiring and informative illustrated guide to publishing with a clear and concise text from Becky Davies and characterful, approachable illustrations from Patricia Hu.

Do you think it would be cool to have a job where you make books? Have you ever wondered how a book is made? Wonder no more! Follow the stages from acquisition and artwork to publicity and printing, giving you an accurate look at the entire process of what it took to make THIS brilliant book.

This illustrated guide of creating a full colour children’s book is suitable for children, publishing and bookselling professionals, artists and authors – it is perfect for ANYONE who wants to see how a book is made! The ideal follow-up for children who love to write and draw their own stories.

Review by Stacey

How to Make a Book is a children’s picture book (but one any buddy author should read) that is all about the process of going from the idea stage of writing a book to the book being published and bought by the public.

The book looks at the process quite in-depth for a children’s book but in easy-to-understand small snippets that are illustrated highly.

This book has made me realise how many different people and layers there are to publishing a children’s book – traditionally. Self-publication works a bit differently. It is interesting and educational but in a way that the reader won’t even realise they are being educated.

I adored this book. It is informative and good fun. Readers will love watching the book they are reading come to life. The glossary at the back of the jobs and processes in the publishing industry is a bonus too.

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Becky Davies


Becky Davies is a children’s book editor and sometimes author from the South West of England. Her favourite things are animals, books about magic, and anything sparkly. In a parallel universe she lives in Hawaii, where she works in a dog sanctuary and surfs until the sun sets beyond the horizon.

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