Written by David Wiesner

New York, Clarion Books, 1991

11" x 9"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Randolph Caldecott enjoyed drawing galloping huntsmen as he whirred through the landscape in a fast-moving train. A century later, David Wiesner was on board a commercial jetliner when he made his first doodles of frogs in flight on magic-carpet lily pads. Tuesday continues Wiesner's investigation of the picture book as an all but completely visual narrative art form, a possibility earlier explored by Caldecott in full-dress picture books spun from such slender rhymes as "Hey, Diddle, Diddle" and "Baby Bunting."

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Date: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Subject: Re: ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter

To: Lisa Von Drasek

. . . Use as many or as few as you want. They are all related to page 22-23, the one with the dog.

The first two were from my sketchbook that I did on the fateful plane ride.