Good Will Hillenbrand

Say it Rah-shay By Nov 06, 2010 No Comments

Or artistlust begins.

Please to note: I am going through and updating some drafts that I never finished. The level of suck, erm quality may vary.

I cannot tell a lie. Art is something that intrigues and harasses me. Since I can’t draw a lick I tend to hold artists up along with doctors and nurses: Gee they are awesome but I’m a little envious at their awesomeness. So a few months ago I was able to meet artist/illustrator Will Hillenbrand and all of my artist envy flies out the door for he is a wonderful, wonderful man!

At the time I didn’t realize he was the artist for my new favorite Bear book!
Squee!
He was the illustrator of 2010’s PA One Book, Every Young Child’s “What a Treasure!”. The book, illustrated by his wife, is the sweet story of a mole digging for treasure. 
 
 
Will and I!

Anywho, what a nice guy! He was adorable, dancing along to the What a Treasure song that the UD Kindergarten kids made up and sang for him, he was kind enough to pose for a plethora of photos with me, other Delco librarians and some random staffers who popped in. And he told me that I can draw.
Yes, me who screws up a stick figure and makes tress that look like varying levels of fluff, can draw.

Since I lost my notes from that day (I had a whole ‘thing’ planned) I will just go with my favorite Will Hillenbrand illustrated books.

Sleep Big Bear, Sleep (But Big Bear doesn’t hear very well…)
What a Treasure! 
Down on the Farm by Merrily Kutner
Fiddle-I-Fee
T’was The Fright Before Christmas by Judy Sierra (who is also awesome!)
Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root
Down By The Station by Will Hillenbrand. (Dill had gone through a train stage and well, this was one thing that we could read together)
The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story About St. Patrick (Throwing a bone to Effin Guy)
The Biggest, Best Snowman, by Margery Cuyler.

-r

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I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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