Eric Carle and 22 other major illustratorsPhilomel; First edition (September 25, 2007)
ages 1 and up
Picture book art
Mitsumasa Anno: "I believe that the culture that is part of your being from childhood is of great importance."
In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty-three of the most honored and beloved artists in children’s literature talk informally to children—sharing secrets about their art and how they began their adventures into illustration. Fold-out pages featuring photographs of their early work, their studios and materials, as well as sketches and finished art create an exuberant feast for the eye that will attract both children and adults.
Self-portraits of each illustrator crown this important anthology that celebrates the artists and the art of the picture book. An event book for the ages.
Proceeds from the book will benefit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.
Why I loved it:
These artists each describe their artful process in their own way. It shows these kidlets that the pictures that fill their books can be considered art just as much as any painting that may grace their living room walls. This book is inspiring and enlightening. Foldout pages show examples of each artist's early work, their studios and materials, finished work and a self-portrait.
Links To Resources:
I don't know of any, but the fact that this book encourages children to draw and express themselves through art is enough of a resource for me.
Before y'all go and grab your crayons, go check out all the other picture books over at Susanna Leonard Hill's blog okay?
Thanks for reading. Happy weekend! *waving*