If you peek inside Julie Rowan-Zoch's portfolio, you'll see that she creates precise characters, each with its own identity and unique personality. You can see the heart of each character on the page! LOUiS is no exception.
I learned this about Julie way back in 2013. After I posted about my daughter on Facebook, Julie was inspired to create her as a character, too. Today, we are lucky to learn from Julie's illustration perspective, and celebrate the October release of LOUiS, written by Tom Lichtenheld, and preciously illustrated by Julie.
How do you utilize picture books as mentor texts (in relation to illustration?)