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 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.