I have used a chewing stick once in my life. Just once, as far as I can remember. Who knows what I did before I started teething. We shall not discuss that here. Okay, maybe I will. Not today, sha. … Continue reading →
I suppose you read the title. Wishful thinking, ba? From time immemorial, Nigerians have always crashed weddings. Okay, I know “crashing” sounds like a bad word, but if you were not invited to the wedding, i.e. you did not get … Continue reading →
Forget what you heard: Writing is hard work! I have learnt and am still learning that, but it does have its rewards … none of which I want to discuss right now. 😉 But I thought of three different things … Continue reading →
Junior and Pretty’s video for their song, Bolanle is one of those videos that has the ’90s written all over it. The outfits, the muddied beats in the background, the off-key background vocals. All these things add to the comedy … Continue reading →
Growing up in Nigeria, it was common to hear food that had pepper in it described as being “pepperish.” So, I am used to that word: pepperish. But, I do believe the correct word is peppery. Today, however, I don’t particularly … Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.