Philip Stead and Erin Stead

Philip Stead and Erin Stead talk about their picture books, including the Caldecott Medal winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee, and Erin Stead’s If You Want to See A Whale and Philip Stead’s Hello, My Name Is Ruby, all published by Roaring Brook Press. We talk about being a picture book maker and about designs, conventions and challenges to the form. We also talk about having respect for your audience, and why Phil’s least “successful” book is the one kids love the most.

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photo credit: Nicole Haley