Elise Parsley, illustrator of The Magic Word, a new picture book written by Mac Barnett, stops by the podcast to talk about what you can learn about a person from the stuff they keep around them, making illustrations for kids to go back and study, and the basic desire of wanting a cookie.
Mac Barnett and Adam Rex, author and illustrator of How This Book Was Made, stop by the podcast to talk about Mac’s interest in form and the picture book as a live performance, as well as the value Adam sees in taking time to make distance from your work in progress in order to reach a final illustration that feels, to the reader, inevitable.
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!
Mac Barnett, author most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson, stops by to talk about ghosts versus imaginary friends, intense connections, and how the lived experience of being a kid is different from just being a kid.