Some authors and illustrators have a knack for weaving personal experiences and family history into children’s books. The written and illustrated stories compliment each other in a way that invites the reader to be a part of the book.
On this edition, author/illustrator Giselle Potter talks about how her life experiences have influenced her style, offers thoughts on effective journaling and the challenge of making a personal experience interesting for others.
Among our favourite books by Giselle Potter:
- Choe’s Birthday… and Me
- The Year I Didn’t Go To School
- Kate and the Beanstalk (with Mary Pope Osborne)
- The Boy Who Loved Words (with Roni Schotter)