I love the sweetness of Spring. Ripening fruit, blossoming flowers, and new beginnings. Spring also makes me think of Paris and today's picture book review looks at Angela Dominguez's written and illustrated picture book as a great example of how to write a children's picture book as well as how to illustrate one. It is a classic plot-driven story set in Pareee of how a young bird learns to overcome it's fear of flying and embrace it's true nature (something many of us struggle with :)
Angela is a children's book illustration instructor at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and a contributor to the Picture Book Academy's Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Picture Books interactive e-Course :)
Have a watch and if you are up for it please comment. I'm sure Angela would love it.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.