Why Animals Make the Best Children’s Book Characters

Why Animals Make the Best Children’s Book Characters

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Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks to children’s book author and illustrator Mika Song, whose work includes the Norma and Belly series about two squirrels with big appetites. In the interview, Mika explains how she collects ideas just by moving around her neighborhood and jotting down notes and drawings. She also talks about her materials, her audience, and her experiences giving book presentations to her young readers.

After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler discuss how to find inspiration in the everyday.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Mika shares some of her current favorite children’s books.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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