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Show and Tale: The Little House

Posted by Gina on September 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM in ClassicsShow and Tale
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little_house.JPGWe have an artist to thank for this week's Show and Tale pick. Chris Bishop, painter and PBS KIDS Interactive Creative Director, is a long-time fan of the 1943 classic The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton and winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Chris says, "My mother, Carol, was a teacher so we had many great books growing up. As I kid I loved the colors and fine detail of the illustrations of the changing world around the house. I think it's what made me become an artist."

What books have inspired you, either by the illustrations or the colors or style of the work?


michelle writes...

The Little House is a classic. Every parent should read this book to their children. Thanks for the great suggestion to Chris and his mom!

melody writes...

I didn't grow up in a house with many books...maybe that's why I'm obsessed with them now. But when I was a kid I loved Where the Red Fern Grows for the story. I loved the illustrations in Eerie Comics... I was, however, very fascinated with the Time Life True Crime series and especially the article (with photos) of Marilyn Shepard. So, that had a big influence on my writing life later on....ok...i'm weird.

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