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Hervé Tullet: The Illustrated Interview

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. This interview, like all of Herve Tullet’s books, left me with a big smile on my face. I loved reading this interview, Travis!! Looking forward to reading the latest from Mr. Tullet!

  2. Loved it (including the video)!

  3. Holy Sweet!

  4. Cute and clever. What a great idea, and I love his answers to your questions.

  5. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says:

    Read “Press Here” a few weeks ago at Baker to the Kindergarteners-they were amazed by this book & so were several of the teachers. Heard several “read it again’s”. Is it in the collection in the media center?

  6. Brilliant way to interview Tullet! I want to print out his answer to what creativity is and hang it all over the place.

  7. This is fantastic! I will be talking about this tonight in our Prime Time PJ Story Time. My creative energy is just jumping around right now. Thanks! ~ jane

  8. Totally cool, Travis! I had no idea you could draw so well. :) Perfect format for interviewing him!

  9. LOVE this!!!

  10. The. best. interview. ever.

  11. Wow, wow, wow. That was one of the most useful and entertaining interviews I have ever read. Thank you, thank you!!! I hope this format catches on!

  12. Travis,
    Wow! Deliciously creative and fun.
    I think you should be illustrating children’s books too!

  13. Colby Sharp says:

    This is the greatest blog post that I have ever read. Well done, Mr. Jonker.

  14. Yeah, I’d buy every single one of those pieces of art if I could. Love!

  15. Brilliant interview! Press Here is my all-time favorite children’s book!