Saturday, August 8, 2009

Melinda Long on What Makes An Extra-ordinary Picture Book Panel

Melinda, author of many picture books, tells us that, for her:

"I ask myself if I can remember when I felt that way?

If I can do that, some child can do that, and their parents and teachers can feel that, too."

She gave the example of her amazing picture book, "How I Became a Pirate."

Here's a great Melinda quote, about what she needed to write:

You've got something inside you and you want to get it on paper and you don't feel good if you don't.

I like that. Ultimately, that's what we all need, isn't it?

Posted by Lee Wind

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