March 25, 2011
More often than not the author of a book is asked to speak at an event. It is rare to hear from an illustrator. I used to think that because illustrator/artists worked with paint, pencil, clay, etc., they didn’t have much use for words. I couldn’t have been more wrong. On the other hand, just because an author works with words, that doesn’t necessarily make him or her a great speaker. Having said that, the illustrator of A Paper Hug, Operation: Celebration and The Celiac Kid, and “doodler extraordinaire,” shared her portfolio and just how someone goes about illustrating a book. Anneliese kept Kindergarten through sixth grade children enthralled as she shared her expertise.