Saturday, December 29, 2012

Show Me a Story! by Leonard Marcus - OPTIONAL

Marcus, Leonard S.  Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the world’s most celebrated illustrators, 293 p. Candlewick, 2012.  $23.  Content: G.  NON-FICTION.  

For teavhers, librarians and lovers of picture books who want to know about the history’s career paths and inner workings of the minds of these particular illustrators, there is much information to be gleaned from its pages.  Anyone else – not particularly.  I was hoping it was more a look at the role of the picture book and picture book art in general, but there isn’t even enough here for a student to write a biography from its pages.  Great gift idea, though, for a very particular clientele.  

GIFT – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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