Any Questions?

Hardcover | August 11, 2014

byMarie-Louise Gay

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Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay's new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere asking to be written.

Any Questions? presents a world inhabited by lost polar bears, soaring pterodactyls, talking trees and spotted snails, with cameo appearances by some of Marie-Louise's favorite characters - a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild. and just maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own.

At the end of the book, Marie-Louise provides answers to many of the questions children have asked her over the years, such as "Are you Stella?" "How did you learn to draw?" "Can your cat fly?" "How many books do you make in one day?"

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Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay's new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story. Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scra...

Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:60 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.42 inPublished:August 11, 2014Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554983827

ISBN - 13:9781554983827

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"A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children." - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW"The sideline commentary from some talkative cats and opinionated children contribute a light touch of humor, and the overall message-that creativity is messy and fun!-is empowering." - Booklist"Marie-Louise Gay has the extraordinary ability to inhabit the mind and voice of a young child. . . . Lovingly illustrated in watercolour, coloured pencil, pastel, and collage, Gay's cartoon-like drawings convey the exuberance of the young." - CM Magazine"Running commentary from children and animals in the background of Gay's mixed-media spreads provides comedic moments as Gay encourages readers to push their own creative boundaries." - Publishers Weekly"A smart, slightly meta exploration of creativity and the art of storytelling." - Quill & Quire"A multicultural cast of curious children barrage the unseen author with dozens of questions . . . Revisit this one often!" - Library Media Connection