Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav

Show Me a Story!

Best Seller
Show Me a Story! by
Hardcover $22.99
May 08, 2012 | ISBN 9780763635060

Also available from:

  • May 08, 2012 | ISBN 9780763635060 | Young Adult

    Also available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

These discussions of the relationship between artists’ lives and the stories they produce, preferences regarding medium or style, and the unique confluences of circumstance, market and passion are indubitably worthwhile.
—Kirkus Reviews

Eighty-eight plates round out the engaging portraits and take readers through the creative process from early sketch to finished piece. Artistically inclined teens will find much to inspire them here, but they are not the obvious audience. Rather, these compelling interviews—and foreword by David Weisner—will reinforce what teachers, librarians, and parents already know: picture books matter.
—Booklist

Along with the artists’ eloquent musings on their sources of inspiration, Marcus’s disarming queries elicit a fine array of revealing experiences, methods of working, and motivations for illustrating for children.
—The Horn Book

Marcus is the master of asking questions, most often dealing with childhood and the discovery of artistic talent, that invite deep and detailed responses. Thus, information and insights shared by the interviewed artists are revealing and sometimes unexpected.Who knew that in her youth Vera Williams was truly a free spirit, that Sir Quentin Blake is now a Knight of the Realm, or that Maurice Sendak is such a fragile and tortured soul?
—VOYA

This volume provides inspiration and insight into the creative process.
—School Library Journal

Could be considered like chatting with your favorite American children’s book authors while gathered around the kitchen table. And oh, the stories they’ll tell.
—ForeWord Reviews

Along with Sendak, 20 other artists discuss in these pages their work, their childhoods and their years of creative development. In the process, we get some endearing insights into the origins of certain much-beloved books.
—The Wall Street Journal

Be the first to know!
More from and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top