My Mom Person recently went to the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas. She brought home quite a few fantastical picture books, and stories and pictures of some of the very special folks who create picture books. In another post I told you about the crazy picture book duo of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. Both of these gentlemen have given the world a whole lot of fun and crazy, special books.
Well, I want to share with you another Mac Barnett book – only this time he has teamed up with Adam Rex. They make for another crazy duo!
This book is Chloe and the Lion – written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Adam Rex.
It was published in 2012 by Disney – Hyperion Books.
From the book jacket – “A trip to the park, a walk through the woods, a glint of teeth behind a gnarled tree. And that’s when things go VERY wrong.”
This is a cute story about a little girl named Chloe who loves to ride the merry-go-round in the park. One day while walking through the woods on her way to the park, she encounters a lion. And that’s when things go Very Wrong — in the book. This book is really not about Chloe. It’s about creating a picture book. It’s about the relationship between the author who writes the words of the story and the illustrator who puts pictures with those words. Are the two telling the same story? Do the pictures enhance the story, make it better, or send it down the tubes? How do you find that perfect combination?
This is a fascinating book and it is soooooo going to spark some imaginations.
The Mom Person got to visit with Mr Rex while he was hanging out in the children’s tent helping with some art lessons. He told her that the figures in the book of Mr Barnett and himself were little puppets that he made. And he used toilet paper for his shirt. Funny.
Pleas visit Mr Barnett’s website HERE.
And Mr Rex’s website HERE.
And now the trailer for Chloe and the Lion —
You’re going to LOVE Chloe and the Lion!
Your Library Dog Friend