- 300 Colour illustrations
- 192 pages
- 280 x 216 mm
- ISBN 9781856697385
- Published January 2012
Children’s picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children?
In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children’s picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.
In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children’s picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
- Fascinating and inspiring Review by Peggy Hogan
Peggy Hogan, Adjunct Professor, Illustration Department, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University
(Posted on 12/13/12)
- Indispensable for a novice as well as an expert Review by Maria Nikolajeva
Maria Nikolajeva, University of Cambridge (Posted on 12/13/12)
'Children’s Picturebooks more than lives up to its title, providing a sober study of children’s books through time, touching on their history, common themes, issues of image reproduction, prominent artists, and even a guide for getting such a book published.'
Buzz Poole, imprint