What Are You Playing At?

What Are You Playing At?

back to IBBYLink Spring 2017 Anna McQuinn On a French stand at the Bologna Bookfair in 2012, I came across one of the most interesting books I’d ever seen. I’ve worked in children’s publishing since 1989, so that’s saying something! It took me a while to work out what...
Stories in Detail: Wimmelbooks and Narrative

Stories in Detail: Wimmelbooks and Narrative

back to IBBYLink Spring 2017 Elys Dolan When writing and illustrating picture books I’ve always found the devil is in the detail. I can’t help but surround the central narrative with extra characters, detailed settings and subplots to create intricate worlds. To do...
Empathy: A Monstrous Call?

Empathy: A Monstrous Call?

back to IBBYLink Spring 2017 ‘I think I’ve worked you out, O’Malley,’ Harry finally said. ‘I think I know what it is you’re asking for.’ – Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls This week I went to the film adaptation of the novel A Monster Calls. Commissioned from an...