Lauren Davis rounds up a selection of imaginative picture books sure to spark your creativity in this installment of the Big Book Block Party.
Christian Robinson, illustrator most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, written by Mac Barnett, stops by to talk about stories meant to be told visually, challenging himself and his art by limiting resources, and his influence from illustrators from a different time in picture books.
This is Leo. He is a ghost, and he is the bow-tied-beau of this story. It’s a ghost story, but it’s a friendship story. A brave story and a bittersweet story.
This week we’re celebrating LEO: A GHOST STORY, a picture book from author Mac Barnett and illustrator Christian Robinson about about a lonely house ghost in search of a friend. Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and grab a plate of honey toast. You’ll want to make friends with Leo right away!