Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekend Links: Picture Book Study with Mira Reisberg


I've already mentioned that I completed Mira Reisberg's Children's Book Academy class on writing picture books. I loved it. I can't give you the whole class here obviously, but Mira analyzes various picture books in videos that she graciously shares on YouTube. 

With her knowledge as an illustrator and writer she's able to use the books as text books on how to write and illustrate. I've included a few of my favorites.


Mira has taught some stellar authors/illustrators, Kathryn Otoshi among them whose books are disarmingly intelligent in both design and message. And Yuyi Morales whose artwork and stories are exquisite as shown in the video below. It's a little longer than the others, but captivating if you have the time.


Hope you are all having a fabulous week and are ready to enjoy an even more fabulous weekend. 



13 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I've never seen someone use PBs like this before.

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    1. Yeah. She's pretty great at breaking them down.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing this, Johnell! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. That's neat that she breaks it down like that, very useful stuff. And love that fat little penguin!

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  4. Few understand what rue picture books are, especially in the contemporary market. I look back at my early efforts and realize how much more they were just short stories... Excellent tutorials form Mira Reisberg, as always.

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    1. She really nails it with her analyses. Thanks.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these fantastic videos:) Very useful:)

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    1. I'm glad. I thought you might like those. :)

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  6. I'm back into shorts mode and really enjoying these helpful tips. So much to learn! Thank you.

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