Why Picture Books Are Important
In 1963, The Sword and the Stone was the highest-grossing film for young people. The Flintstones was halfway through its popular TV run. The song “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs stayed at #1 for five weeks. And Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was published.
Forty-eight years later, which one have your kids heard of?
That is (but one reason) why picture books are important.
– Marc Tyler Nobleman
About Marc Tyler Nobleman
Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of more than 70 books for young people, including the nonfiction picture book Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, which made the front page of USA Today. His picture book on the secret behind the creation of Batman will release in 2012. At Noblemania, he regularly blogs about picture books and even declared the world to be in the Golden Age of Picture Book Biography.