Inspired by One Family
Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 18, 2015
“A Writer’s Playground” –A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”
“Inspired by One Family” by Linda Martin Andersen
Linda Ashman of Picture Book Builders blog was inspired by hope when she read One Family by George Shannon and illustrated by Blanca Gomez. Check out her post here: http://picturebookbuilders.com/2015/11/one-family-counting-more-plus-giveaway-winners/
In turn, I was inspired by Linda Ashman’s overview of One Family. It caused me to visualize the children’s writing and illustrating industry as “one family.” I used to work in an elementary school where we considered ourselves a family. Now, I belong to a much bigger family–a writing and illustrating family. I prefer to call us a family or community rather than an industry. Feels more personal.
Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the writing and illustrating community. Check out the endpaper illustrations featured on Linda Ashman’s blog. Illustrator Blanca Gomez shows connections between the featured families in this book. I propose that our writing and illustrating community does likewise. Thank you, one and all.
Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Come again soon and bring a friend. Tell of a family unit bigger than your biological one. I look forward to your comments. Please remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them. For more fun, sign up to follow my blog. Thank you!
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