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Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling Paperback – 30 Jan 2012

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; 01 edition (30 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185669738X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697385
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New York Times: "It is a tutorial on what it means to be a children's book author and illustrator...."

"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

From Brain Pickings/The Atlantic.com: ..".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."

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Martin Salisbury is an illustrator and Professor of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, where he leads the UK’s first Masters programme 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).

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