A whole month to celebrate picture books?? I’m on it! 🙂
In case you didn’t know, Picture Book Month is an international effort founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas. Every day on picturebookmonth.com, an illustrator and/or author will post an essay about the importance of picture books! Picture books help spark creativity in children, encourage storytelling and they are beautiful.
Check out this awesome post by LeUyen Pham: Why Picture Books Are Important by LeUyen Pham
In addition to this site, I also recommend the book Show Me A Story: Why Picture Books Matter. Leonard S. Marcus interviews 21 amazing picture book authors/ illustrators. I’ll most likely formally review this book in the near future.