Monday, September 13, 2010
Joan Steiner and Look Alike Books
Joan Steiner, the wonderful illustrator of four Look-Alike books, died of cancer last week. What a loss. Her books were so wonderful. As a teacher and presenter I frequently used them to get kids to look at the world more closely and to think outside of the box; something I believe is a prerequisite for success in all sorts of fields, including writing. According to her publisher, Little Brown Children's, her books have sold over a million copies in 16 different languages. They will publish her final book, Look-Alikes Picture Puzzles, in spring 2011. If you haven't discovered her books before, look for them now. They are an invaluable teaching tool.