Kelly Light: All The Wonders, Episode 266

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Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship

Kelly Light (@KellyLight), author/illustrator of Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship, the sequel to 2014’s Louise Loves Art, stops by the podcast to talk about drawing from her imagination, what happens when a teacher really notices and supports, and having similar interests, but seeing things differently.

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Episode Notes

Kelly Light‘s home page
Louise and Andie book trailer
Louise Loves Art book trailer
Louise Loves Art song by Emily Arrow
Louise Loves Art doll from MerryMakers

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Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .


  1. First, Matthew, I didn’t know it was YOU who inspired all those “Louise glasses” pieces (which I LOVE), but I’m not surprised. What a GREAT idea πŸ™‚

    OK, Kelly—the trailer is BRILLIANT and I totally agree with Matthew that I think it would make a WONderful animated series! Your artistic journey will have come full circle WHEN that happens πŸ˜€ And I can tell you, since I began concentrating more on creating PBs (back in the mid 90s) I started calling them “still animation” because, to me, that’s exactly what they are. You’re creating characters which have to be drawn in so many different positions with all kinds of expressions, then strung together to create a “flip book” story. I just love both mediums SO much! I can’t tell you how much I love what you create and the fact that you have at LEAST 3 (hopefully more) “Louise” books! Yay!

    This was a beautiful, heartwarming and informative podcast, you two. Thanks so much! πŸ˜€

  2. I picked up Louise and Andie a few weeks back. Such a great book. My kids love it too. Thanks for this Podcast Mathew. I just came across it about 4 weeks ago. As an aspiring Kids book illustrator and auther, and as a fan of the medium, I can’t get enough.

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