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Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators Hardcover – May 8, 2012
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This is a book that interviews 21 picture book illustrators. There is a photograph and a short introduction to each and then a series of questions. For each author the questions are different. They are ones such as; what were they like as children? Did they like to draw? The illustrators range from Robert McCloskey and Rosemary Wells to Maurice Sendek and Quentin Blake.
There is an index and a bibliography for each illustrator and a section with colour examples of some of the illustrations.
This is a charming book that will tell you much about these illustrators that have graced many children's books. Those who love books and the illustrations in them will learn much about the people who have enriched them.
The individual missions of the artists focused on various facets of the craft .For examples, Mo Willems comes out of the CTW and has been trained in child development, making him aware of the needs of his audience. Others, such as Maurice Sendak, don't aim their books at children, though they comprise a huge part of his following.
As a Philadelphian I was happy to see more than one of the illustrators who have a connection to my community.
The easy to read interviews make this book a great read for every book lover. Who among us hasn't looked forward to the color illustration when turning the pages of a beloved book.
Read this book and enjoy.
More disappointing is that I can find no way to ask for refund on a Kindle purchase.
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Good resource. No new information for me I thought it would similar but more current that the Reading Magic by Mem FoxPublished 15 months ago by BCornell
Do not make the mistake that I did, this is not for kids.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Had to wait until the very end to see illustration samples. But the interviews are inspiring and fascinating peeks into the lives of famed illustrators.Published 24 months ago by Lori Taylor
I enjoyed this so much I ordered another one as a gift.
The interviews with each author is enlightening and personal.