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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?

2 Comments

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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