Chat with Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky

Monday, September 29, 2008.

Paul O. Zelinsky (photo from paulozelinsky.com)Picture book art comes in many forms and styles.  It can be vibrant and playful, lush and detailed, sketch-like and minimalist, and even explosive like pop-up books.

Because he has so effectively used different styles of art and writing in his books including Rapunzel, The Shivers in the Fridge and The Wheels on the Bus, Paul O. Zelinsky can’t really be described in just a few words.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, author and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky talks about being a student of Maurice Sendak, the qualities of different styles of art and how they reflect fantasy and reality, and how we connect with illustrations.

Other books mentioned:

To hear more from Mr. Zelinsky, subscribe to our monthly newsletter at justonemorebook.com/newsletter and look for him in our October 2008 issue.

Great minds think alike: Once again our 7imp buddies and ourselves have a common guest. Be sure to check out Paul O. Zelinsky’s visit with Jules & Eisha today on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

The intro to this episode was recorded by Mark at gate C18 in Dulles International Airport during his trip home from the second annual Kidlit Conference, this year in Portland, OR.

Photo: paulozelinsky.com

Jason Low speaks to the New York PEN Group

Monday, April 20, 2009.

According to pen.org, PEN is an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression and foster international literary fellowship.  There are chapters all over the world and not long ago, we connected with author Fran Manushkin (on JOMB), regarding an event of the New York PEN group of which she is co-chair.  

A member of the group audio recorded the March 16, 2009 presentation by Jason Low of Lee and Low Books (on JOMB) and we are lucky to include excerpts of Mr. Low’s talk — anecdotes of the origins of Lee and Low, the amazing story behind some of their award winning books and insight into the term “multicultural”.

Thanks to Fran Manushkin, Paul O. Zelinsky, Susanna Reich, Betsy Bird and Lyn.

Books mentioned:

Be sure to listen to our interview with Lee and Low co-founder, Philip Lee (now retired).

Photo: Lee and Low website

Rock Stars of Reading video series coming March 31

Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Finally!!!  Mark has produced more than half of the videos from our six-day holiday to Connecticut and Northampton — our November 2008 Rock Stars of Reading road trip.  This means we’ll begin publishing the video series, one video at-a-time, beginning on March 31; filling up the “off-days” in the Just One More Book!! publishing cycle until all of the videos are available.

To prove this is really happening, here is a promotional video for the series.  It’s an extract from Part 1 and features some of our car travel as well as photographs and video clips from the entire trip, all cut to the amazing song Animus Girl by savium.  Look for the faces of Richard Michelson, Paul O. Zelinsky, Jane Yolen, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, Jane Dyer, Jarrett Krosoczka, Diane de Groat, Lane Smith, Corinne Dumas, Jeff Mack and MANY MORE!

With the exception of this promotional video, we will not be embedding the videos into the Just One More Book!! RSS feed.  You’ll have to come here to watch them.  Each video will be about 15 minutes long.

Mass. Creativity: Share our 6-days with the Stars

Monday, November 17, 2008.

We’re back from six unbelievable days of revelry and reverence in Massachusetts and Connecticut with some of Children’s Literature’s greatest authors and illustrators. Over the next many weeks, we’ll be publishing audio and video coverage of some of our fun and festivities.

What you will see and hear on JustOneMoreBook!! in the coming weeks:

What you won’t see or hear on JustOneMoreBook!!:

  • Lane Smith’s Flashlight tour in search of a spooky log cabin in the woods
  • dinners with Lane and Molly (who knew Molly was also an awesome cook!)
  • watching videos with Lane and Molly
  • Lucy & Bayla’s love affairs with cats Pretzel and Noodle, and dogs Mollie, Argos and Ralph
  • the tragic loss of Desperaux
  • getting lost on the way to Richard Michelson’s Gallery
  • getting lost on the way to Richard Michelson’s house
  • dinners with Richard and Jennifer Michelson
  • getting lost on the way to Jarrett Krosoczka’s house
  • breakfast with Paul O. Zelinsky and his wife Deborah, and Richard and Jennifer Michelson
  • Lucy and Bayla clowning with Mo Willems and his daughter, Trixie
  • fabulous post-gallery pizza with the KidLit stars
  • our sobbing daughters when we had to come home

A massive thank you to all the talented, generous and extremely down-to-earth geniuses who made our Picture Book Pilgrimage a vacation of a lifetime.

We hope you’ll join us for, and enjoy, our Mass. Creativity coverage. Stay tuned….

Chilly Silliness: The Shivers in the Fridge

Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

The Shivers in the FridgeAuthor: Fran Manushkin
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Published: 2006 Dutton (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0525469435

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Crankiness, chattering teeth and camouflaged edible architecture make this unusual icebox exodus a surprisingly popular adventure in puns and perspective.

HOTLINE VOICES: Author Martha Bennett Stiles shares her thoughts on The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales (by Anne Shelby). Thanks for calling, Martha!

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