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Original Essays | February 24, 2014 0 comments
When I was nine, my mother acquired a charm bracelet with five charms, one for each of her children: one resonant symbol that supposedly summed up... Continue »
David WiesnerDescribe your new book.
My latest book, Flotsam, began with the idea of connections between kids across time and space about a shared secret that only kids know. Visually, it started with an image of a kid finding something strange and wonderful washed up on the beach. That something became an old box camera, which reveals secrets under the sea and those who share the secret. And it's got lots of cool fish.
I was very lucky to have Bob Bernabe as my high school art teacher. Careful readers will find his name in my book June 29, 1999. He encouraged me to pursue my own ideas and projects in class basically creating my own classes. This chance to find my own direction was the best possible preparation for going to art school where self-motivation is essential.
What is your favorite literary first line?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What's your favorite holiday and why?
Why do you write books for kids?
What was your favorite story as a child?
Name the best Simpsons episode of all time.