The OF Blog: A question on picture books

Monday, October 12, 2009

A question on picture books

I was recently asked by someone close to me (she and I had been discussing some graphic novels we had read recently, among other things) the following question:

Do you think picture books you read or that were read to you when you
were small influenced you and shaped your aesthetic senses in any way?
How would you answer this question?  My response is in the comments.


Larry said...

Interesting question. I think to a degree they must have, since Charles Schulz's Happiness is a Warm Puppy and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are are the two books that I remember most. Oh, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Harold and the Purple Crayon as well were certainly influential on my imagination.

Anonymous said...

Asolutely. Drummer Hoff, Where the Wild Things Are, Have I Ever Told You How Lucky You Are?, are books that have undoubtedly had an influence on me and my imagination. I still have a sense of the wonderful emotions those books and others like them enstilled in me some 25 or more years ago.


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