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Children’s Picturebooks Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles

January 6, 2020

Hello to one and all and welcome back to Fishink Blog. I trust you’ve all had a relaxing and rewarding festive season, have caught up with good friends and bad relations and eaten far too many mince pies and chocolates so now you feel you’re going to pop !! Don’t worry all will be well as this gentle step into the new year will help to iron out your troubles and hopefully make the transition less painful. : )

I’ve some fresh news for my 2020 postings, this week sees the second edition release of the publication ‘ Children’s Picturebooks ‘ by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, available from Lawrence King Publishing, and I’ve had a sneaky preview already, to be able to share these images with you.

For those of you, like myself who bought the 2012 version, this one has fresh and enlightening entries from the likes of Jon Klassen, Oliver Jeffers and a whole new chapter on the topic of Non-Fiction Books.

It begins with a brief history of the Picturebook and has chapters looking at the artists who design them, the children who read them and whether certain topics (love, sex and violence etc) are really suitable to introduce to a young reader. Including a whole 25 informative pages covering the publishing industry. With entries about books taking off the page and heading onto the stage and the screen.

Martin Salisbury is no stranger to Fishinkblog and is Professor of Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University.

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I’ve covered his ” 100 Great Children’s Picture Books ” here. There’s an interesting interview with him over on Abe Books…

Talking Dust Jackets: An Interview with Martin Salisbury

Children’s Picturebooks is fascinating reading and a must for anyone interested in either writing a book for children, a student or those who, like me, maybe a lover of children’s picturebooks, their history and beautiful illustrations. 200 pages. £29.99 Paperback. Available from Lawrence King Publishing. Grab your copy today.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah Anderson permalink
    January 7, 2020 8:16 am

    I have my own collection of picture books that no child is allowed near 😂 This looks a great book, thanks for the review and Happy New Year!

    • January 7, 2020 9:55 am

      Cheers Sarah, Picture books should be protected until a child is old enough to read them without damaging them. I understand your motives lol Happy New Year too.

  2. Charlotte permalink
    January 13, 2020 5:49 pm

    I just got this book!! I love it! I also have the earlier edition! so beautiful and inspirational.

    • January 13, 2020 6:31 pm

      Thanks Charlotte for letting me know, if there are any others you feel are worth a mention too, do pass them on.

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