Every chance I get I visit the library with my pencils and sketchbook and set out to draw whatever comes my way. To start with I always head straight to the picture book section for inspiration and grab the first 4-5 books that jump out and beg to be read.
Today I found an absolute beauty! Full of simplicity and charm 'Andrew Drew and Drew', by author/illustrator (and singer-songwriter!) Barney Saltzberg, is a story about an imaginative boy who loves to draw. Each page (with flaps) had me unfolding in anticipation to the next. This is a story that celebrates the journey of ideas and was just the inspiration I needed today. Thank you Barney (and Andrew) for writing and drawing such a wonderful book!
For those that love design this book is definitely worth checking out too. Each illustration sits upon a vast white page and the flaps and folds have been cleverly designed without distracting from the story at all!
Visit more of Barney's books and music at www.barneysaltzberg.com
Blog author: Louise Jane Williams