Eric Carle

I love this quote from an interview with Eric Carle at the Guardian:

"I often joke," he says, "that with a novel you start out with a 35-word idea and you build out to 35,000 words. With a children's book you have a 35,000-word idea and you reduce it to 35. That's an exaggeration, but that's what's taking place with picture books."

You can read the whole thing here. Go ahead ... I'll wait.


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