Any Questions?

Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Marie-Louise
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture
  JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Awards: Vancouver Children's Roundtable Information Book Award (2015) Short-listed
White Ravens (2015) Commended
Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2014) Short-listed
Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration (2014) Short-listed
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices (2015) Commended
Globe 100 Best Books (2014) Commended
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year (2014) Commended
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts (2015) Commended
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year (2014) Commended
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award (2015) Short-listed
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: August 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 60
Size: 12.00in x 9.00in x 0.42in
Our Price:
$ 27.25
Availability:
Available: 3-5 days

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay's new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere asking to be written.

Any Questions? presents a world inhabited by lost polar bears, soaring pterodactyls, talking trees and spotted snails, with cameo appearances by some of Marie-Louise's favorite characters - a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild… and just maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own.

At the end of the book, Marie-Louise provides answers to many of the questions children have asked her over the years, such as "Are you Stella?" "How did you learn to draw?" "Can your cat fly?" "How many books do you make in one day?"

From The Publisher*Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay's new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.
Review Quote*A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children.
Review Quote*The sideline commentary from some talkative cats and opinionated children contribute a light touch of humor, and the overall message-that creativity is messy and fun!-is empowering.
Review Quote*Marie-Louise Gay has the extraordinary ability to inhabit the mind and voice of a young child. . . . Lovingly illustrated in watercolour, coloured pencil, pastel, and collage, Gay's cartoon-like drawings convey the exuberance of the young.
Review Quote*Running commentary from children and animals in the background of Gay's mixed-media spreads provides comedic moments as Gay encourages readers to push their own creative boundaries.
Review Quote*A smart, slightly meta exploration of creativity and the art of storytelling.
Review Quote*A multicultural cast of curious children barrage the unseen author with dozens of questions . . . Revisit this one often!
Biographical NoteMarie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.