To Request a Critique of a Picture Book in Progress


Please include the following:



Illustrator (If you have one.)

Number of Pages

Word count

Suitable age for readers

Your experiences in writing (courses, previous books, etc.) up to 500 words

Copy of the book in mobi or pdf format. Send to b.ferrante at tbaytel dot net

Please put “critique of ms” and the title in the subject line

Include pictures if you have them

NOTE: You must be a follower to submit.

It takes several hours to critique a manuscript. It seems authors want to know how to be successful but are often upset when told how they need to improve their work. Remember that I am trying to help you succeed.

Please comment on my critique post about how it has helped you and share it on all your social media platforms.

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Feature a promo of mine on your blog if it scores below 1,000,000 globally on

Buy one of my books.

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If you live nearby, invite me to speak or read to your book club, children’s group, class, etc.

Here is an example of what you can expect.

Updated 2016-10-09

Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages