Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Three-Eyed Bee

Today's story time attendees had the opportunity to ask illustrator Will Terry questions, and, boy, did they! They were full of all sorts of questions about how long it takes to paint all of the pictures for a book (3 to 6 months), how many colors he uses (he has only 10 different tubes of acrylic paint, but he mixes them to make hundreds of colors) and whether he gets to travel all over the world to get ideas for his pictures (yeah, that would be nice, wouldn't it?).

Will Terry brought the original cover illustration for Little Rooster's Diamond Button, a retelling of an old Hungarian folk tale. We've got a copy of the book on the bookshelf in the gallery. Come take a look and see if you can find the bee with three eyes on one of the pages!

Will Terry signs a copy of one of his books for a story time attendee and adds one more drawing!