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Children's Picturebooks

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Martin Salisbury, Morag Styles


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Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.

Praise For Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling

"Essential for a book about picture books, this guide contains a wealth of picture book covers, page spreads, and initial sketches covering a very wide range of styles." Library Journal, March 1, 2012

New York Times: "It is a tutorial on what it means to be a children's book author and illustrator...."

From Brain Pickings/The "...a rigorously researched and compellingly curated survey of a tremendously important storytelling medium, one that equips young minds with a fundamental understanding not only of the world but also of its visual language."

Laurence King Publishing, 9781856697385, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2012

About the Author

Martin Salisbury is an illustrator and Professor of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, where he leads the UK's first Masters program in children's book illustration. He is the author of Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration (2007).

Morag Styles is Professor of Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Art, Narrative and Childhood (2003).