Jory John and Lane smith are quite a pair! I am pretty confident that the kids in our homes, classrooms, and libraries are going to be BIG FANS of their new book Penguin Problems.
I got a chance to ask Lane Smith a handful of questions. It must be my lucky day!
- Can you tell us a little bit about PENGUIN PROBLEMS?
Let me see if I have this right. I’m supposed to answer in 5 sentences? I don’t know if I can explain the book in just five sentences. Okay, let me give it a shot. It’s about a penguin with problems. Oh, and it also has some great life lessons. And it’s really funny! And… oh dear. That’s too much isn’t it? I went over 5 sentences, didn’t I? Oh dear. Okay, I’ll stop now. Really. I’m so sorry for going over. I have so many problems.
- What is best part about being a book illustrator?
Staying. A. Kid. Forever.
- What’s the hardest part of being a book illustrator?
There is nothing hard about being a book illustrator. It is the greatest job in the world. Except maybe being a teacher.
- If you could spend one day living in the world of a book, which book would you pick?
The History of Chocolate. Okay, I guess I should say, The History of Chocolate (and Broccoli).
- What advice do you have for the young creators in my classroom?
Always listen to your teacher.