Today I had a chance to meet the wonderful Lindsay Ward, author/illustrator at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena.
Lindsay introduces the book When Blue Met Egg to her young audience.
Children and parents had a chance to hear Lindsay read of When Blue Met Egg. I enjoy listening to authors read their own books.
Here Lindsay shares with readers that the end pages of the book contain images of all the places in New York City that Blue & Egg visit.
Lindsay explained that she cuts each image out of paper that she has collected. She searches around for unique and vintage paper to use in her art. Each of the pieces in the picture above were created from different pieces of paper. When you look at it from that perspective, the illustrations in this book are even more amazing.
Here is a favorite picture of mine when Blue finds Egg for the first time and decides he needs to find Egg's mother.
Lindsay also explained that she cuts each piece to scale. I was hoping the imagine would give readers a sense of how small some of the details are. These are all really tiny. I can't believe what it would take to make such a tiny cut-outs.
Here is part of the bridge scene that is a 3 page spread that opens up. Lindsay admitted that it was a challenge to create the bridge from one piece of paper.
Blue and Egg go on lots of adventures throughout New York City. They even take a ride on the subway.
Blue and Egg is a story of friendship and adventure. It is a delightful book and one that is in my top 10 picture books for the year. If you haven't had a chance to read When Blue Met Egg, I encourage you to seek it out at your local library or independent bookstore.
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