Show Me A Story!

Show Me A Story!

Why Picture Books Matter : Conversations With 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Book - 2012
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In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar -- these are just a few of the beloved picture book characters discussed in Show Me a Story . Renowned children's literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with their creators and others -- twenty-one of the world's most celebrated authors and illustrators
-- and asks about their childhood, their inspiration, their determination, their mentors, their creative choices, and more. Amplifying these richly entertaining and thought-provoking conversations are eighty-eight full-color plates revealing each illustrator's artistic process from sketch to near
-final artwork in fascinating, behind-the-scenes detail. Why do children love and need picture books so much? Recasting and greatly expanding on a volume published in 2002 as Ways of Telling , Leonard S. Marcus confirms that picture books matter because they make a difference in our children's lives.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [2012]
Edition: First Candlewick edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780763635060
Characteristics: 309 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Marcus, Leonard S. 1950-


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