If Reading is So Important,
Why Are Children’s Picture Books Getting Shorter?



When Todd Kessler began Blue’s Clues, the prevailing wisdom was that children had short attention spans and would never sit still for a continuous half-hour narrative. But, as Mr. Kessler proved with the success of Blue’s Clues, if you create compelling characters and place those characters in the context of something real at stake, kids will remain deeply engaged for astonishing amounts of time. This philosophy is at the root of The Good Dog books. At Coralstone Press we believe in the power of narrative storytelling for children.

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