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Books on Film: Conversations in Creativity

Short, snappy videos of illustrators in their studios – can we really have enough of these? I loved this one, featuring Hanoch Piven. Not ringing a bell, you say? I bet you’re familiar with his work:

This video gives some insight into how he creates his distinct art. *Spoiler* Tons and tons of tchotchkes. Tons.

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. Truly inspiring! So many ways of making art. He places just the right objects just in the right place and captures each personality. Thanks for these.

  2. Lorie Bonapfel says:

    Thanks for the link. His Perfect Purple Feather book was in my stack to read with the kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs this week when you posted and how meant to be that I share this with them after I read the book..
    I love these books, so fascinating!