Titan-Made Children's Books on Display
English class writes and illustrates kids' picture books.
From one generation of children to the next, a common thread that binds them together is the picture book. Maybe you recognize some of these classics: Goodnight Moon (published in 1947); Where’s Spot? (1980); Where the Wild Things Are (1963 );Curious George (1969); Corduroy (1968); Caps for Sale (1947). For most of us, these titles evoke something deep within us. Though ostensibly simple, the writing of picture books requires great skill and an understanding of children. In recognition of this, the English Department here at UWO offers a course which teaches the craft of picture book writing. In Spring 2012, students in Laura Jean Baker’s Memoir & Picture Books class (English 405/605) wrote and illustrated their own picture books. Samples of these original works are currently on display in the Education Materials Center at Polk Library. The display is located near the EMC help desk.