I’ve JUST read a wonderfully helpful article with photos on Kathy Temean’s blog about HOW TO MAKE A DUMMY! all artists should take a look! http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/crafting-a-book-dummy/
There are other ways of course, but this step by step might be SO helpful to start this process and better understand the format of a typical 32 page picture book as well. Remember, a dummy’s purpose is to show off the fact that the artist knows how to ‘read'(conceptualize) a story visually. It’s the page turn, the flow, the pacing of the story you are showing off. Keeping the dummy clean and easy to work with helps. enjoy!
this a ‘book’ image from Priscilla Burris…. don’t we know, girls!