Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?!
In celebration, we along with some other fabulous bloggers from the Picture Book of the Day Group on Facebook, are taking part by sharing one of our favorite books by the author or theme featured on a specific day.
We are fortunate enough to be posting on November 12th and the featured author on that day is Wendell Minor. Wendell Minor is the author/illustrator of more than 50 picture books Nibble Nibble, The Seashore Book, Reaching for the Moon, Look to the Stars and Ghost Ship, If You Were a Penguin, and If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, among many others.
For Picture Book Month, each featured author of the day shares on essay on the importance of picture books from their perspective. To read Wendell Minor’s Essay, please visit the official Picture Book Month website, but here is a short excerpt:
I am a painter at heart with a passion for a sense of time and place, history, science, and biography. When I finally realized that picture books were a unique place for me to apply all my passions in one place, I knew I had found a home!
Without further ado, the book we would like to highlight is the delightful book of lyrical poetry, Cat, What is That? written by Tony Johnston and beautifully illustrated by Wendell Minor.