The Story of TO MAKE by Danielle Davis and Mags DeRoma
When it comes to book-related videos, most folks are content to throw up a couple images, toss in a blurb or two, add some music, and call it good.
But not children’s book creators Danielle Davis and Mags DeRoma.
No, they went and did a deep dive on the creative process behind their new book To Make:
In this video, the pair talk about TO MAKE from all angles. This is how you do it, folks.
A bit about To Make, from the publisher:
This debut picture book from author Danielle Davis and illustrator Mags DeRoma celebrates the joys and rituals of the creativity process. Perfect for fans of Kevin Henkes, Corinna Luyken, and Julie Fogliano.
To make . . . a cake, a garden, a song, you first gather, then make—and wait. To make a story (like this one), you gather, make, wait.
To make anything—big or small—it will take some time.
You may have to gather more,
and wait a little more,
but you can create wonderful things
if you just gather,
Danielle Davis and Mags DeRoma deliver a gentle, lyrical story about the spirit of collaboration and its role in creating meaningful work, and the emphasis on patience as part of the process. Perfect for young makers everywhere, this picture book uplifts young creators to persevere and keep going.
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