"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wherein we have a visit from Paul O. Zelinsky

Paul O. Zelinsky came visiting last week! 
Have a look and a listen:

Here's what some of the students 
had to say after the visit:

Here are some of the things that his books have gotten the first and second graders wondering:

Do you like many styles of art?

Which was the hardest book to create?

What animals might you do next?

Which book would you like to be a character in?

Which book is your favorite illustration style?

Which book was the most fun to make?

Are you working on a book right now?

Would you like to be an author?

How do you choose your illustration style for each book?

Where do you get your ideas?

How do you make such good details?

Will Moose return again?

What did you use to create Z is for Moose, it looks like marker/

What is your favorite art style?

Was it hard to make the pictures?

How do you make your art seem so alive?

Do you make your art on a computer or paper?

What tools do you use to make your art?

How do you make the pictures without messing it up?

How do you choose what to draw from the story?

How does it feel to draw all different styles?

How do you do your art?

How do you make books?

How long does it take to make a book?

How do you put the pages in a book?
Where do you do your work?

Where do you get ideas for styles and for what to illustrate in the story?

Do you usually work alone?

Do you work closely with the author?

Why did you choose the colors behind the animals when they are introduced?


  1. Can you please let me know how you get all these author visits? I am always looking for cheap author visits.

    1. Hi Tonya,

      It depends. We have a program in our city where the PTO can bring in authors and illustrators and sometimes I work with a bookstore, and sometimes I just luck out!