Before you bend or break the rules of writing for children, the generally accepted strategy is to learn the established rules first. But however these authors and illustrators dreamed up these groundbreaking book ideas, they executed them brilliantly.
Sunday night we returned from a two-week trip along the Pyrenees Mountains in France, Andorra, and Spain and while in Barcelona, I purchased a remarkable
Around the world there are similarities and differences in the way children’s books are illustrated. Let’s look at a selection of books from Pacific communities.
With humor and gusto these two picture books offer well-illustrated views on coping with flora and fauna. Both use water based media and line to
It is important to be aware of the visual voices of picture book authors and illustrators around the world. We can all inspire one another
Racing through the mall Voice croaking like a frog Wishing you were home sweet home Perusing your favorite blog! Is it my imagination, or does
Color, whether subtle or saturated, has immense power. For picturebooks color can be exploited for its emotional value as well as being a property that
This article is mostly about separating colors for print by hand (about which David Weisner has said “Horrors!”), as was done years ago. And a
Recently, my book PET THE PETS (my third book … and very first novelty/lift –the-flap book) was released into the world! The concept began as
Today’s the day that my second picture book, ALLIE ALL ALONG, becomes available wherever books are sold! On the surface, the story is about toddler
Yes, writers and illustrators in other countries produce wonderful children’s books, as we do. And why shouldn’t we consider those too? A number of years
(Note: this is a re-blog of a guest post that originally appeared on The Late Bloomer’s Book Blog. Coordinated by reading teacher Gigi McAllister, the blog who