Mac and fellow authors marked the day with a visit to Book Passage in San Francisco. Mac is pictured with (from left to right) Katrina Goldsaito (The Sound of Silence), Kate Schatz (Rad Women Worldwide), and Miriam Klein (Rad Women Worldwide).
Characters from Mac's books come to life for
"Book-A-Ween" at Hong Kong International School.
Have you ever wondered how a book is made? I mean, obviously there is an author who writes it and an illustrator who does the illustrations, but I mean beyond that? I have! And I’ll bet I’m not alone. This is a book that answers the question of how a book was made, in a creatively wonderful way. Mac Barnett has an excellent sense of humor and tells you in the most entertaining way. This book is about itself, Mac, Adam and everyone else involved in the making of it. It all starts when Mac gets the idea for writing it in the middle of arm wrestling a tiger. That’s right, a tiger. Because how a book is made is already fascinating, but Mac decided to amp up the fun by adding a tiger and pirates. For instance, on the book’s journey back from Malaysia (where it was printed) the boat got taken over by pirates who were shocked to find the cargo hold full of books instead of gold and jewels. Imagine their surprise! These fictional elements along with the facts of how books are made play together wonderfully to make a book that is both informative and fun for kids. The illustrations are wonderful with bright and vivid colors and are perfect for mixing the down-to-business and playful feel of the book. This is definitely one worth checking out! 🐯🌈 "How This Book Was Made" by @macbarnett and @mr.adamrex. For a peek inside click on the link in my profile. #disneyhyperion #howthisbookwasmade
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Mac Barnett and Adam Rex team up again, this time to elucidate the lengthy process of putting a book out into the world. They deliver many wry insights into the countless drafts, dozens of people and slow boats that bring books to our shelves. The narrative achieves a good momentum and is not deterred even when a livid tiger and swarthy pirates are encountered. Funny and smart in the best way possible. We’re almost tearful that the story is over. Hoping for a sequel, or at least another MacAdam production. @macbarnett @mr.adamrex @disneybooks
Read Avery and Augustine's interview with Mac here.
"I loved it. Kids reading this book will be fascinated...and they’ll be reassured that it takes a lot of work and patience to make any piece of literature."
—Frank Viva in The New York Times Book Review (read full review here)
Featuring Leo and Jane (and friends).
From July 23 to August 7 the city of Hamilton, Australia will celebrate Woolly West Fest—a two week festival of wool and early literacy. Knitted installations and decorations all over the city will reflect this year's inspiration: Extra Yarn. See a video here, and visit the Woolly West Fest site here.