Friday, June 21, 2013
Chloe and the Lion
Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Adam Rex
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog, Children's Choice Award, starred review School Library Journal
Summary: Meta-picture book. A story about Chloe and a lion turns into an argument between the author and the illustrator. When the Adam the illustrator goes rogue and draws a dinosaur rather than a lion, he gets replaced with a new illustrator who can't draw the story that way Adam can. Mac tries to draw it himself and then realizes that he can't do it. He has to apologize and then save Adam so that they can finish the book.
Classroom Ideas: This book can start a discussion about the parts of a successful children's book and how the author & illustrator are a team.