Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Show Me A Story

Title: Show Me A Story: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Pub Date: 4/24/2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press

I think I've told y'all before that authors are my rock stars. I mean - it's probably like that for most everyone in the kid-lit-osphere but really. Authors. Unf. And illustrators? Those people who take words and perfectly encapsulate them into art? UNF! So when I saw this book was coming out I got super excited. SUPER excited. This book has interviews with:
Mitsumasa Anno
Quentin Blake
Ashley Bryan
John Burningham
Eric Carle
Lois Ehlert
Kevin Henkes
Tana Hoban
Yumi Heo
James Marshall
Robert McClosky
Helen Oxenbury
Jerry Pinkney
Chris Raschka
Maurice Sendak
Peter Sís
William Steig
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems
Vera B. Williams
Lisbeth Zwerger

OH EN GEE how perfect does this sound? I can't wait to read it.

6 comments:

rockinlibrarian said...

This literally made me go "Ooohhhh..." aloud and smile stupidly for a second. I think I'm a-waiting for this one now, too.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

This one does sound awesome! Thanks for mentioning it!

lifelivedbetter said...

Awesome looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like Wolf (or fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Great blog, by the way!

nelly

Frederic S. Durbin said...

Hi! I'm just popping in to say THANK YOU for giving my book THE STAR SHARD an excellent rating on Goodreads! It especially means a lot to me because you are a children's librarian, and the book is a middle-grade reader. So, thanks! You have a wonderful blog here, too! By the way, I'm a fellow Illinoisian! --Warmest regards, Fred

Frederic S. Durbin said...

Hi! I'm just popping in to say THANK YOU for giving my book THE STAR SHARD an excellent rating on Goodreads! It especially means a lot to me because you are a children's librarian, and the book is a middle-grade reader. So, thanks! You have a wonderful blog here, too! By the way, I'm a fellow Illinoisian! --Warmest regards, Fred