Leonard Marcus knows kid books. His show The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter will be at New York Public Library through March 23rd, 2014. If you love visual storytelling, you should not miss it.
See Leonard’s bio after the image collection.
From Leonard Marcus‘ site:
Leonard is a rare bird: a renowned historian and critic and one of the children’s book world’s liveliest writers and speakers.
His highly acclaimed books about children’s literature and the authors and artists who create them include: Show Me a Story!; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; Funny Business; Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; Minders of Make-Believe; Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; A Caldecott Celebration; Side by Side; Pass It Down; Storied City; and The Wand in the Word.
Several of his recent children’s books, includingShow Me a Story! and its companion volumesFunny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy, and The Wand in the Word, are well loved by preteen and teen readers as well.