Blog

From time to time I'll update this page with images and descriptions of my creative process, what I'm currently working on, and other picture book related topics. Stick around if you enjoy that kind of thing.

Picture Books I Enjoyed as a Kid Pt. 1

This is the first of a series of posts that will last until I can't think of any more picture books that I used to enjoy as a kid.

The first picture book in this series is clutch. I don't know exactly why, but The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper had a profound influence on me. It's probably been 20 years since I've opened this book, but I can tell you with certainty that this book was good for me as a kid. From what I remember it's all about determination, confidence, and giving it the old college try. I remember enjoying the illustrations immensely, but it seems that now they have multiple versions out by different illustrators. The version that I enjoyed was originally illustrated by George and Doris Hauman, but it seems reviewers on amazon.com praise the new illustrations too. If I could only recommend one children's book in my lifetime, it would be this one. I firmly believe that people should keep trying things even when they seem really hard to do, or if they are in doubt of their own capabilities.