September 26, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Last year I posted a piece on his Swiss foundation, Les Maîtres de l’Imaginaire. It only made sense to check in with the man a year later to get a new perspective on how things have changed and progressed. For those of you with an eye to international imports, consider this your morning reading.
February 21, 2019 by Betsy Bird
"A country needs ideas from everywhere, just like mushroom rhizomes help the forest to grow. Below the surface." I speak with artist Étienne Delessert about his show of international children's illustrators.
May 4, 2015 by Betsy Bird
“If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.” – Mark Haddon I’ve just returned from speaking at a magnificent writing […]
February 8, 2015 by Betsy Bird
When actress Lena Dunham started talking in the news about how she wanted to turn Catherine Called Birdy into a film, I was intrigued. And apparently she’s not a fly-by-night children’s book lover either. All her tattoos are children’s literature inspired. Hearing this I figured she’d have the usual suspects. Eloise, sure. And she does […]
February 23, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Last August I had some fun highlighting The Creative Company’s series of short stories published as individual books. You know. The Monkey’s Paw. The Lottery. The Most Dangerous Game. That kind of stuff. While looking at their covers I couldn’t help but notice that quite a few were done by the artist Etienne Delessert. Delessert’s […]
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