Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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I am reviewing Town by the Sea on Friday, and I think the illustrations are some of the most breathtaking I have seen this year in a picture book. I have been a fan of Sydney’s since I saw his … Continue reading
Title: Baby on Board, How Animals Carry Their Young Author: Marianne Berks Illustrator: Cathy Morrison Publisher: Dawn, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Genre: creative nonfiction Themes: animal young, parental behavior in animals Opening: When you were a baby, someone carried you. Have you wondered what animal parents do? There … Continue reading
Very happy to once again be interviewing an illustrator whose illustrations will be showcased in my perfect picture book Friday link this week. [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator? If the latter, do you begin with words or pictures? [CM] I consider … Continue reading