Week of March 25, 2012—New Books on My Shelf
Quote of the week:
When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.
I’m a picture book-aholic, and there’s no twelve-step program for me. But that’s fine by me. This is one addiction that’s worth having. My book shelves are filled with picture books—but there’s always room for more.
I’ve purchased several new books this year at conferences, book fairs, my favorite book stores, and online. I’m going to feature one of these books each day this week. More importantly, I’m going to analyze what attracted me to each book. If I can learn what makes a picture book appealing to me, then perhaps I can apply what I learn to the manuscripts I write. Hopefully, you can do to the same.
Monday—Three Hens and a Peacock
Tuesday—Christian, the Hugging Lion
Wednesday—I Can Be Anything
Thursday—The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School