Yes, I often work with kids at schools - but not often in as meaningful
ways as with Mary. I think that her efforts are so rare because people
don't really take longterm considerations into account in their teachings.
Instead, we often isolate things, disconnecting them from our every day
incredible and incredibly needy world.
As for the writing, great good luck with your book project! There is no
best way to approach getting published, but most editors will tell you to
submit your writing separately and with no artist in mind to illustrate. Or
to submit your art separately with no writer in mind. That said, I've been
lucky to collaborate from the beginning on all but one of my books. That is
such fun - to do the book together. But if you do this, it is always with
the understanding that your book may not be accepted.
The best advice I got when I first started was to look at publishers who
bring out books more or less like your own, then call them - so, check out
publishers with books like yours - as far as design/subject in general....
>Hi to Ron Hirschi,
>I am inspired by your accomplishments in the area of presenting ecological
>issues to children. Your participation at the Pickerington school was
>particularly interesting to me, as I think direct contact with children is
>the best way to teach and learn from them. Do you do that type of thing
>Also, I have been writing children's books for about a year now, focussing on
>picture books for young children. My latest project concerns a young girl
>experiencing a monsoon, and it is set here in Tucson. The style is poetic
>and it should be about 20-25 pages. My question is how did you first get
>published, and can you recommend any good publishers that are interested in
>this type of work? Also, would you recommend a new writer collaborate with
>an already established artist as a way to break in?
>arted university of arizona