Storytelling vs. Story Showing
Balancing Illustration and Text in Picture Books
LeUyen Pham will discuss the critical balance between text and illustration in picture books, both as an author/illustrator and as an illustrator only. She'll address the need to match the style of illustrations to the particular story, whether or not every story needs an illustration sub-text, and what she wishes authors knew about leaving room for illustrators to contribute their artistic vision.
New York Times Bestselling LeUyen Pham (pronounced ``win``) is the creator of nearly 100 books for children, including the best-selling series The Princess In Black, written by Shannon and Dean Hale, Grace for President, written by Kelly DiPucchio, God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore, and the Vampirina Ballerinaseries, written by Anne Marie Pace and now a Disney Channel series. Her own books include Big Sister, Little Sister, A Piece of Cake, and The Bear Who Wasn’t There. She lives in California with her happy family and one crazy little cat.