Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting the first graders of Charter Oak Elementary School and talking to them about illustration. This is one of my favorite presentations to do because I love art and illustration so much and first graders are the perfect audience for this topic. They see illustration every day. My talk just sheds a little more light on why certain styles are picked for certain texts, how I do picture books layouts, and we practice how to compose an illustration with some cut outs from The Simples Love a Picnic, Snow White, and nursery rhymes. It’s a lot of fun!