So a typical picture book is less than 1,000. Problem is, this book that I'm writing (half way done) is already 2,500 words! Granted it has not been edited and I can already see where I can slash a lot of words, but at the same time I know that I need to add more words too. I estimate that It will be about 4,000 words after editing. Have you ever read a picture book that long? Some Robert Munch books are pretty long but idk if they are 4000 words. Also I am no Robert Munch. I feel like in order to truly grasp the meaning of the book it needs to be longer than 1000 words. I can see myself going down to 2500 if I really had to cut stuff.