“I have always believed that literature begins in the cradle — the poems we say to the babies, the stories we tell them — prepare them to become part of the great human storytelling community. We humans are the only creatures in the known universe who make and remake our world with story.” – Jane Yolen from her Picture Book Month essay
I’m so excited to share and celebrate November Picture Book Month. As I’ve journeyed into illustrating for children, I discovered a passion linked back to my earliest memories of fascination with images in stories. Pictures and stories together provide wonderful reading and visual experiences for children–the certainly did for me, and have inspired my love for creating picture books for my grandchildren.
For more information on Picture Book Month, download the press release here: PictureBookMonthMediaRelease.pdf.
Join the celebration! Visit PictureBookMonth.com. The website officially opens on November 1, 2011.