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on June 25, 2012
Pictures are one of the first things that draws a child to books and starts to interest them in reading - they make any book more enjoyable.
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.