Welcome to the world's only museum dedicated to the art of the picture book. Do you recognize this quilt? It's the original Keeping Quilt from Patricia Polacco's book by the same name. Isn't that cool? This, among many other interesting and beautiful artifacts live in this beautiful little space of the art museum world.
Thanks to the Michigan SCBWI chapter, we were able to have a private tour of the museum as well as a presentation by the founder and curator, Dr. Jerry Mallett. All over the walls of the Director's office were "signatures" of visiting illustrators. Below are just a few:
A poster from Ed Emberley:
This is actually a linocut print!
Freight Train by Donald Crews:
The Paper Boy by Dav Pilkey (not just great at drawing school principals in underpants):
Oink, Moo How Do You Do? by Grace Maccarone:
The kids at the door, welcoming children of all ages to come and experience beautiful art:
The coolest part about this museum? There is a play space right in the middle of the museum. It's truly for kids. I will be back!
on the path...