Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scenes from Sheboygan Children's Book Festival 2011

Reading books opens new worlds. Meeting the authors and illustrators that create those worlds is an even more exciting and eye-opening experience. This past weekend my family had the opportunity to meet a few children's book authors and illustrators at the 2nd annual Sheboygan Children's Book Festival.

Illustrator Open Studio with Tom Lichtenheld - Lichtenheld gave the kids two words and challenged kids to create their own drawings using the words as inspiration.

Warming up.

Discussing art with Tom Lichtenheld.

Angry boy drawing.

Hiding boy drawing.

We met Tom Lichtenheld, Candace Fleming, Liz Garton Scanlon and Jerry Pinkney at the book festival.

Contemplating Mark Fox's "Dust" exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Kind of blows your mind away.

Hansel & Gretel Learning Cottage at Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan, WI. The gardens seem like they are right out of a fairy tale.
It's an enchanting place to visit.

Reading All the World with Liz Garton Scanlon in the A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes arbor area at Bookworm Gardens.

Ending the magical weekend with a walk along Lake Michigan.

Find more of this week's Wordless Wednesday (or Wordful) posts at 5 Minutes for Mom.


Amy Clary said...

Wow! That looks like the perfect family get away. I'll have to keep that on my list of possibilities for family vacays. :)

Jackie Higgins said...

That is so cool! I love that you were up close and personal with so many wonderful authors. Very special memories, I'm sure!

Unknown said...

Found you through a comment you made at Ready, Set, Read. I'm a book lovin' Wisconsin girl too, although I'm in Minnesota now. I'm a new follower and would love for you to stop by Reading Confetti!

MaryAnne said...

That cottage is darling! And I didn't realize Lake Michigan had beaches like this!

Anonymous said...

Jerry Pinkney!??!! I'm having twitterpations at the thought that you got to meet him! I LOVE his art. His version of The Little Match Girl is my very favorite. The illustrations alone make me want to weep.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, wow! What an experience! I would LOVE to take my children (and MYSELF!) to such an event. Thanks for linking me up!