"I think of a picture book as a hand-held theater, entered by opening it, and operated by
turning its pages –
no batteries, you don’t have to plug it in."
These quotes come from the 2004 Caldecott acceptance speech of Mordicai Gerstein, the author and illustrator of "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers."
The full transcript of the speech is available at MordicaiGerstein.com.
just what I want to give everyone:
something beautiful, magical, funny, and soulful:
something that provokes good questions:
questions about what an incomprehensible,
beautiful and seemingly impossible thing it is
to be a human being
in this incomprehensible, beautiful
and seemingly impossible world.
What could be more difficult
and more wonderful?"