If you don’t think picture books can be considered literary fiction, that Harold and the Purple Crayon is strictly child’s play, then a few minutes with Mac Barnett may change your mind. The author (whose works include Chloe and the Lion and Extra Yarn) speaks passionately about his craft and has strong opinions about the power and potential of children’s literature. After hearing him at a recent picture book panel in DC (where he held court on everything from metafiction to skeomorphism), I decided to track him down for a few questions.
[Click here for the full interview at Book Riot]
Also, definitely head over to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast to check out the joint interview with Mac, Jon Scieszka, and Matthew Myers about Battle Bunny.