Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking Back

It's Monday, Picture Books Past. There's a rich history of book making in the development of the modern picture book. It's nostalgic to look at favorites from our own childhoods, and informative to look at other books that were made even farther back in time. Some are classics, some are remembered only by collectors and historians. But when we explore these with our writers' eyes, and illustrators' eyes, we can learn and enjoy them in a special way. We are creative colleagues, separated by time from the folks who made them. An easy way to look at some older books is through the International Children's Digital Library. On that website many books from the past can be viewed, page by page. There are some beautiful and fun books here that your grandmother or great-grandfather might have read. Take a look here.

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