Sometimes, writers write about the settings of their stories--especially in chapter books--like J.K. Rowling does in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:
"He found what he was looking for in his inside pocket. It seemed to be a silver cigarette lighter. He flicked it open, help it up in the air, and clicked it. The nearest street lamp went out with a little pop. He clicked it again--the next lamp flickered into darkness. Twelve times he clicked the Put-Outer, until the only lights left on the whole street were two tiny pinpricks in the distance, which were the eyes of the cat watching him."
Sometimes, writers draw their settings (or take pictures of them), like Mo Willems in Knuffle Bunny:
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