A picture book is much more than a simple story with pictures. A well-crafted story is born of an author’s imagination. The artist’s illustrations are essential as they are created to reveal more of the story. Within 32 pages and sometimes in even fewer sentences, a skilled writer and illustrator create a story that takes us on a magical adventure certain to capture your heart. It can make us giggle, weep, imagine and reminisce. We will find wild things, Martin’s words, an unimaginary friend and frogs on flying lily pads.
November is Picture Book Month - a good excuse to check out some picture books, no matter your age. Sharing stories with a child is priceless and creates life-long memories. Next time a child says, “Read it again,” be assured they are asking for precious time with you as well.
You can see some of our staff's favorites on our FlickR page at https://flic.kr/s/aHskpRFrfJ
Contributed by Gayle Pulley, Head of Children's Services