A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Nature has a way of inspiring us in the most unexpected ways.

The sky has an eerie glow. The cornstalks are rustling in the wind. There is a hint of mystery in the air. What lurks behind the bale of hay? Only the shadow knows.

This picture may not be worth a thousand words, but it could be worth five hundred words in a picture book. Are you inspired?

Some Halloween Treats:  Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2004), Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin by Rick Walton (HarperFestival, 2004), How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara (Schwartz & Wade, 2007), Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini (Clarion Books, 1995), Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor (Simon & Schuster, Reprint, 2000), Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant (Aladdin, 1996)

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One Comment on “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words”


  1. To celebrate Gritch (and those clever piggies) 15th Birthday/Anniversary —
    the first b&w illustrations by Howard Fine from the original book dummy are posted on my blog — check them out!
    http://margiepalatini.wordpress.com/


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