Good news! You get to drop everything and read a children’s book!
It’s Children’s Book Week!
What a great excuse (although did we really need one?) to share a favorite children’s book with someone you love–be they little, big, young, old. (I don’t think we ever grow out of them do we? Not the great ones.)
Children’s Book Week began in 1919, and it’s still going strong! WOW!
And every year they have made a special poster. And the posters are gorgeous. (I’ve collected some here.)
Here’s a look at the posters from the past… What do you think? Any favorites?
They remind me that the pictures in a children’s book are like the front door of the book–they are often the only reason someone picks it up. So as a writer I am very grateful for the illustrators I get to work with.
Some people are surprised that Picture Books have words in them. They think they just have pictures. But the beauty of a picture book is that it is a story told in two languages: words and image. For that reason they are my favorite form. And why I can’t stop collecting them. What about you?
For some of the great illustrators I’ve worked with check out Jane Dyer, David McPhail, Sue Heap, Allison Jay, Alexandra Boiger, Jago–to name but a tiny few.
Read more about Children’s Book Week on the website.