What Do Illustrators Do?

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Clarion Books, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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In this informative companion to the popular "What Do Authors Do?" author/illustrator Christelow turns her attention to the visual side of creating a picture book. Employing her relaxed style and trademark humor, she shows how an illustrator develops a book from rough sketches to finished artwork, following two artists as they illustrate different versions of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Christelow answers the questions often posed by children, such as, "What materials do you use?" and "Is it hard to be an illustrator?" and reveals that the uniqueness of each book depends on many creative choices . . . and a lot of painstaking work.

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User Review  - kryoung1 - LibraryThing

This is a very useful book that shows the entire process of illustrating a book. It takes two people illustrating the same story and how different it can be based on the pictures alone. I hadn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - ashleyschifano - LibraryThing

See into the world of an illustrator and discover the process it takes to illustrate a story book. It shows two different styles of two different artists. It brings facts and fun into one book. This ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.

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