it’s surprisingly tougher

I do not have many posts on children’s books. Once a while I do read a children’s book, because it is on my shelf. At times I do not feel like reading a complicated book, so I take something easier.

Is it also easier to write a children’s book than a book for adults? David Maillu is of the opinion that to write a children’s book is tough. And he should know for he wrote about 40 books for children.

He shares some thoughts on writing for children. 

David Maillu displaying some of the books he authored, on January 31, 2013. In order to create works that excite children successfully, you have got to develop a special art of story-telling. This is because children have their favourites. PHOTO| BILLY MUTAI

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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