Storytelling can take many forms including live theatre, radio programs, stand-up comedy, classroom teaching and books. Being involved in each of these can help bring a unique and engaging style to children’s picture books.
On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark and Dan Bar-el sit in The Gallery Cafe of the Vancouver Art Gallery to discuss how Dan’s experience in live theatre has influenced his children’s picture books, writing with a flair for the absurd, and a classroom program called Stories In our Own Words which encourages children to write and perform their own stories.
Books by Vivian Gussin Paley referenced by Dan Bar-el:
Photo: Dan Bar-el holding the original draft of Alphabetter (then called ‘Don’t Panic’)