Jan Brett

Jan Brett

I knew that I wanted to be an illustrator since I was in kindergarten. I can remember the exact day. The art teacher usually came to our classroom once a week, but she was absent that day. Instead, our regular teacher gave us each a huge piece of paper and crayons, and we could do whatever we wanted.More Jan Brett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A lot of times it's the child that sees something and not the grownup. I love that because, when readers get older, they start looking for the most important ideas in the story. They don't look at things in the same way anymore. Children haven't really learned to do that yet. They take all their great, intellectual skills, look at the full page, and appreciate all of the different things.More Jan Brett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Teachers have to respect the privacy of students' creative life, but at the same time give them a chance to express themselves.More Jan Brett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to pretend that each book is my first one and last one, because it takes a tremendous amount of energy to do a book.More Jan Brett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I create books for six-year-olds. I don't know why that time of my life was so important to me, but no matter what I draw, it always looks like it comes from a children's book. I can't resist. I'll set out to paint a serious picture then think, "Well, maybe there would be a little bunny in that corner."More Jan Brett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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