Christian Robinson, illustrator most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, written by Mac Barnett (@macbarnett) and published by Chronicle Books (@ChronicleBooks), stops by to talk about stories meant to be told visually, challenging himself and his art by limiting resources, and his influence from illustrators from a different time in picture books.
Mac Barnett (@macbarnett), author most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by Chronicle Books (@ChronicleBooks), stops by to talk about ghosts versus imaginary friends, intense connections, and how the lived experience of being a kid is different from just being a kid.
Tomorrow (Aug. 25th) Leo meets the world, and Chronicle Books is inviting everyone to join in the celebration by wearing a bow tie in honor of the star of this new book.
Need a bow tie? No problem! The good folks at Chronicle have it covered.
Visit Chronicle's blog here for a printable paper bow tie inspired by the beautiful endpapers Christian Robinson created for Leo.
Share a photo of yourself and friends through Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #TakeABowForLeo and you could win a a really snazzy gift including a beautiful made-in-the-USA Knotty Tie Leo bow tie, signed copy of Leo and a teacup, tea and honey so you can enjoy Leo’s favorite snack: mint tea and honey toast!
I've got my clothes laid out for the celebration and I'm hoping you'll join us as well.
Be sure to use the hashtag #TakeABowForLeo for your chance to win, but, win or lose, rest assured that no matter what you'll be in some friendly company tomorrow.
PS: Those bow ties from Knotty are really spectacular and it bears repeating that these are all handmade in the USA. If you've got a special literary someone in your life, why not consider a gift of some beautiful, handmade, wearable kidlit art. Click here for more info.
Paula Willey (@pwbalto) of Unadulterated, the popular kidlit blog of children's book reviews for grown ups, stops by to talk about KidLitCon (@KidLitCon), a bloggers conference for people who write and talk about kidlit.