an amphibious tradition

LobelsHere on Yahoo! 360 I’ve mentioned Arnold Lobel and his fantastic Frog and Toad books before.

We’re lucky that his daughter Adrianne is an author-illustrator too. She took some long-lost christmas-present tiny books, and brought them back to life as “The Frogs and Toads all sang”.

She says what she learnt most from her father as an artist was “discipline and faitth -and  you got up every day and just faced that drawing table whether you had an idea or not, and just kept at it the same hours every day, until you did have an idea. And generally it was a good one.”

Here’s a radio programme about it all and here’s an audio slideshow too.



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