On this episode of The Kidlit Social, meet illustrator, explorer and children’s book author Katy Tanis. Katy’s work bursts with color, and a true love for every creature on land, in air and under sea.
From “Love in the Wild” by Katy Tanis (Mudpuppy, 2021)
Katy talks about her writing/illustration process, and gives her advice for aspiring illustrators. She also touches on the necessity for authors and illustrators to do their research and accurately reflect the behaviors of animals in children’s book texts (fiction and nonfiction) and illustrations, as well as the environment.
Katy gives some examples of how to do that research, and why this accuracy is important since so many publishers are looking for books with STEM tie-ins (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Katy’s website: https://www.daughterearth.com/
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Tags: Animals, illustration, nonfiction, picture books, Science, stem