Tales from a Web Librarian

The Art of Picture Book Writing

At last week's Library Colloquium Series, I gave a talk on "The Art of Picture Book Writing" and included a reading from one of my favorite picture books (Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back) to underline some of the concepts I introduced. It was a great opportunity to share my experience as a Children's Lit Fellow and to reinforce my understanding of the craft. It was also a lot of fun reading a picture book to a room full of academic scholars and hearing them giggle and gasp at all the right moments!

Dana Haugh