I have been learning more about making revisions and I have been collecting some useful on-line resources. They include:
Filter Words, on Writing Life by Susan Dennard Filter words not only increase the word count unnecessarily, they make the story seem more passive instead of active.
I Told You by Janice Hardy with some helpful pointers on how to "Show, not Tell", the picture book writers mantra!
Check out Margot Finke's self-editing fact sheet which is full over other words that can be cut.
Remember the three R's for writing picture books, Revise, Revise and umm, Revise.