Yesterday I was given the chance to hear him speak at the UNI Early Literacy Conference. A colleague and I enjoyed our day away from the students and came away with some great ideas to try in the classroom.
Jenkins has been in the book making business for a while. His art school background has allowed him the knowledge and skill that he has utilized in making his illustrations.
I limited myself to one book that I had signed by Steve, who was interesting to listen to as he explained his path to writing for children and his interest in creating illustrations that showed things drawn to scale.
I can't wait to share what I learned about Steve Jenkins with my students next week!