Boys are Best, written and illustrated by Manuela Olten, explores boys and girls roles in a super fun way with delightful contemporary illustrations. In this video, I talk about both the story and the illustrations as we look at one of the differences between European and American publishing. I also talk about gender identification in children's picture books and invite you on an informal research project asking the question - are there more male or female characters in children's picture books? Curious? Please watch and enjoy.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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