Saturday, August 18, 2012

Show Me a Story!

This isn't so a review so much as a: Hey, this book is out there and it's really cool! Take note. Especially if you appreciate picture books and what goes into the creation of them.

The full cover title reads: Show Me A Story Why Picture Books Matter Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators. The book is a compilation of interviews Leonard S. Marcus has done with these illustrators over the years and they are fascinating, funny, and inspiring. There is a section in the middle with art from each illustrator ranging from sketches to finished designs.

Interviews Included:
Mitsumasa Anno
Quentin Blake
Ashley Bryan
John Burmingham
Eric Carle
Lois Ehlert
Kevin Henkes
Yumi Heo
Tana Hoban
James Marshall
Robert McCloskey
Helen Oxenbury
Jerry Pinkney
Chris Raschka
Maurice Sendak
Peter Sis
William Stig
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems
Vera B. Williams
Lisbeth Zwerger


  1. Totally random, but I just saw this at my local bookstore and put it on my to-read list because I thought it looked interesting! Have you read it?

    1. Yes, I have! It was informative and fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Ashley Bryan and Mo Willems. I found it randomly searching our library system one day, but didn't know it existed before then. Anyone who loves the process of book making or picture books in general will enjoy it.