Quotes About Picture Books

Quotes tagged as "picture-books" (showing 1-30 of 31)
David Wiesner
“Before they read words, children are reading pictures.”
David Wiesner, Free Fall

“The verbal patterns and the patterns of behavior we present to children in these lighthearted confections are likely to influence them for the rest of their lives. These aesthetic impressions, just like the moral teachings of early childhood, remain indelible.”
Esphyr Slobodkina

Emlyn Chand
“You are not too small. No one is ever too small to offer help.”
Emlyn Chand, Honey the Hero

Meg Medina
“Sometimes it's hard to wait for good things to happen. - Tia Isa”
Meg Medina

Barbara DaCosta
“On the Writing Process:

"When in doubt, take it out.,”
Barbara DaCosta, Resort to Murder: Thirteen More Tales of Mystery by Minnesota's Premier Writers

Marie-Louise Gay
“Where do starfish come from?” asked Sam.

“From the sky,” answered Stella. “Starfish are shooting stars that fell in love with the sea.”

“Weren’t the stars afraid of drowning?” asked Sam.

“No,” said Stella. “They all learned how to swim.”
Marie-Louise Gay, Stella, Star of the Sea

Emlyn Chand
“Hey, ants!" she shouted. "Please help. Anteater is very hungry, but cannot find any food.”
Emlyn Chand, Honey the Hero

J. Patrick Lewis
“I have always believed that poems beg to be read aloud, even if the reader is in a world all her own.”
J. Patrick Lewis, The Last Resort

“We can _start_ making Christmas and Santa can finish up.”
Toni Buzzeo

Emlyn Chand
“Wait," Honey said to herself, as she realized something amazing. "I’m already an excellent flyer. Maybe I can fight crime too.”
Emlyn Chand, Honey the Hero

Amanda M. Thrasher
“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives." Sir William Wallace”
Amanda M. Thrasher

Alan Dapre
“When you write, magic happens. Doors open. People smile and the world is a better place”
Alan Dapre, Brum And The Naughty Dog

Sherley Mondesir-Prescott
“What would your shoes say about the things you do everyday?”
Sherley Mondesir-Prescott, If Your Shoes Could Speak

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Capture every moments of your life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Denise Dowling Mortensen
“I've never met a bug that hasn't made me jump.”
Denise Dowling Mortensen, Bug Patrol

Jon Adkin
“Stay positive , smile , and don't let the buggers get you down.”
Jon Adkin, The Adventures of Carla Bear

Vivian Kirkfield
“Every day is a good day if we are reading a picture book.”
Vivian Kirkfield

Maurice Sendak
“Messages are the death of an honest literary transaction with children”
Maurice Sendak

Barbara Ann Mojica
“If you don't know your history, you don't know what you are talking about!”
Barbara Ann Mojica, Little Miss History Travel Series

Sima Mittal
“I feel an author and an illustrator weave the magic of a children's picture book together.”
Sima Mittal

Kimberly Baltz
“One day as Frieda the Fox was walking home from lunch with some friends,
she heard a noise and stopped to see if she heard the noise again.
She heard a loud banging sound, a growl, and then a thump.
She crept closer and saw a blue dumpster and a big brown furry rump!”
Kimberly Baltz, Frieda Tails Volume 2: Frieda & the Big Brown Bear, & the Church in the Forest

Ilchi Lee
“If our minds are like a garden, then emotions are like the different flowers that bloom and wither in it all year round, according to the season. Emotions sometimes bring dynamism and significant change to our lives, but we must never be led around by them.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

Colleen A.F. Venable
“Writing picture books is like playing Tetris with only Z-pieces.”
Colleen A.F. Venable

Melinda K. Trotter
“Kaylee giggled as he tunneled up inside her sleeve.
Out popped his head for a quick look, then he took leave.
He enjoyed scaling up, down and around her shirt.
What a sweet, funny and adorable flirt.”
Melinda K. Trotter, Tickles the Pet Squirrel

Melinda K. Trotter
“Jill showed friend Kay the cute white mice.
They liked to run races for cheese.
Mice were lots of fun to play with.
Jill said, "Take Poopsie, the male one, please!”
Melinda K. Trotter, Poopsie the Pet White Mouse

Melinda K. Trotter
“On the steps leading to a door
was a scrub brush that was blue.
I snatched it quick and ran for home
because it was just the thing to chew.”
Melinda K. Trotter, Buster the Treasure Hunter Dog

Melinda K. Trotter
“Toilet paper unrolled and slithered
then wrapped around my tummy.
That paper tried to roll me up
into an Egyptian mummy.”
Melinda K. Trotter, Pixie the Night Watch Cat

Jonna Amato-Ocampo
“Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.”
Jonna Amato-Ocampo, On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree

Tate Flynn
“If I had one wish,
for who I could be,
I would be a fish
afloat in the sea...”
Tate Flynn

Mo Willems
“We create our work for children not because they're "cute," but because they're human beings, deserving of respect.”
Mo Willems

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