July 29, 2008
Great quote from Sebastian Walker: “All that counts,” he said, “is that a child says at the end of the book, ‘Again!’”
I couldn't agree more I know from my own kids that if the book is a good one, it will be asked for again, and again! What is the magic ingredient? That is the question. I am starting on a new picture book with Walker, it's just at the doodle stage. I am drawing it up into a dummy form. I start with a spark of an idea, then let it settle and play around with language, character, form and doodle all the time. My desk is a mess. The above doodle is a early Hugglewug sketch from one of my notebooks.