Reviews: The Complete Guide for Writing to Children

I recommend it to every writer. As someone that is constantly searching inspiration for kids’ plays, I was excited about reading this! Just last month I was in a production of a kids’ play that I co-wrote and this was really helpful, so I recommend it to every writer! “, Sparkly Kid April 26, 2015

Great research book. This is a great research book for someone who is interested in dealing with children through film, television, screen writing even teaching. I say teaching because it goes in to the mind of how children interact with things at different ages. As a teacher you would learn how to understand children by reading this book therefore you could strengthen your children’s mind in ways you know they will learn from”, Erika Shaw April 26, 2015

The definitive guide. Children’s entertainment is the kind of industry that is in desperate need of creative and original thinkers. I personally love writing so I have an interest in writing for children s TV shows. After reading this guide I had a completely different perspective on screenwriting for children. There is a lot of elements that writers have to take into account. For example: You have to put yourself into the perspective of a child. This might seem like an impossible task but Motti Aviram (the author) does a really excellent job of describing some effective techniques that you can use. Overall I think all writers can get some value out of this guide. If you want to pursue a career in writing for children this guide is a must buy.”, Steven Holt April 13, 2015

I learned a lot From This Awesome Book…. This is a very well written step by step guide book. It is easy to comprehend and has a lot of interesting details.
I wanted to get this book because I am in the middle of writing and illustrating a children’s book. I found this book to be extremely helpful to me. In this book I found many great examples that give you a basic idea on what to write. What I really like is how everything is broken down so it is easy to understand. With this book you can learn a lot of different things about children. They use a lot of children psychology in this book, so you can actually learn a lot about children in general.”, Debbie Champagne April 11, 2015

A Must Have On Your Digital Bookshelf! This is an excellent example of how a book should actually be written. Moreover, it will be an invaluable addition to any author’s digital tool box; predominantly for those aspiring to become screenwriters. A highly recommended read.”, Piaras April 3, 2015

A tell all of behind the scenes and more.There is so much to learn about what it takes to become a screen writer for children’s films and television. I didn’t realize all of the involvement that goes on behind the scenes. From the psychological stand point, to how shows come into being, and the way they are produced. There is just so much planning involved, this book is very thorough and goes through every detail. There was one point in the book where it mentioned Dora The Explorer. I think they could have also brought up that the show helped children learn Spanish and diversity as well. It’s pretty fascinating how everything comes together for these shows.”, 

Brenda McCracken March 21, 2015

The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television, will be recognized as a canonical work on children’s content writing. Aviram’s intensive and inclusive research has led to the writing of a must-read book for anyone who is involved or intends to be involved in writing for children, and for anyone who is interested in children and their interactions with the media. This book provides a deep foundation full of experience and rich in examples, script analysis, studies, anecdotes, and love for the field and for the children themselves.”, Professor Rony Oren, Head of Animation at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television, is a must-have for anyone who wants to create content for young audiences. Aviram provides vast detail and interesting examples which will be of great use to those who seek to join the world of electronic media as well as those who wish to create content for children’s stage plays. Reading this book, besides being interesting, will also be of use to parents who are not in the creative fields since it does an excellent job of explaining the needs of children, their worlds of content, and the things that interest them at different periods of their lives.”, BookWatch March 17, 2011

The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television, opens a window to all the fields of children’s creative content. It will teach and enrich you, shed light on subtleties that are not to be ignored, and lead to the creation of original, high quality products. Reading this book is recommended for anyone who is interested in scriptwriting for children, and given the reality, it should become compulsory reading for anyone in the field.”, Tamar Hochsteter, HaPinkas, children’s online magazine of literature and culture February 9, 2011

“In his book, The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television, Motti Aviram provides comprehensive information for people interested in this field. Given Aviram’s impressive resume, it would be worthwhile for any scriptwriter to put aside a few hours in order to read this book”, Nahum Mohiah/Culture/Makor Rishon Newspaper March 16 2015

The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television, puts the worlds of knowledge necessary for children’s scriptwriters at its reader’s disposal. These include principles of writing for children, humor for children, writing for animation, and more. Motti Aviram, creator, content editor, scriptwriter and director, has succeeded in writing a book which presents the televisual world of children with all the magic it holds. The book includes analyses of scripts, research results, and anecdotes, and gives those among us who are creative, and who have a script in our souls waiting to be developed, tools to do just that. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the one to write the next television hit!”, Rehovot & Nes Ziona – Local newspaper February 17, 2011

If you have plans in this direction, read this book first. Please. I absolutely loved this book. The most important piece of information I gained was that children really don’t mind being educated. Also that their lives are focused on learning all the time- learning how to make their way in the world, become more knowledgeable about their world and make sense of the society they’re born into. Until I read that, I felt kids were just dying to be entertained without constantly being educated.
Big, big newsflash for me. This book is thorough and entertaining with useful examples from the author’s own vast experience. I have also realized I need to work with a team in future. At the moment my story is just a concept, but a book is next and eventually a screenplay… series and on and on. Everything in this book is useful and I know I’ll return to it time and time again.”, S. Q. Meyer May 5, 2015