Each of my books has come about because of a happy accident, the result of playing around with ideas or pictures or words or or or…and while it is exciting to hold in my hand the finished book, it is a little bit like paging through a photo album after a great trip. I’ve explored new places, met new people and am eager to share my story with others. At the same time, I can’t wait to go on another adventure.
In this video Eric Carle tells how playing around with a hole punch and colored paper led to his classic picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. “The process is the fun part,” he says. I agree.