Mac Barnett talking about children's books via ted.com
Some fun facts about Mac Barnett:
He believed in “secret doors” as a kid.
He used to be a camp counselor.
He loves to make up stories for children.
Mac is a rising star in the picture book world. He’s published 18 books for children in only six years! He’s collaborated with some of our favorite authors and illustrators, including Jon Klassen (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole), Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend), and Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales), among others. He seemed a natural pick for our April SeeSaw author highlight.
If we had to pick just two of Mac Barnett’s books to suggest, we’d choose these:
Battle Bunny: Alex turns a sappy bunny book into a top-secret mission to stop evil—and makes himself the hero!
Check out this link where you can make your own version and see what others have dreamt up.
book.box (bukboks) n. A cardboard receptacle, typically rectangular in shape
with lid, containing words, pictures, ideas and dreams, often
accompanied by excitement, anticipation and the love of reading.