Grant Snider
What Color is Night & Quiet Power

picturebooking 131 & 058  |  author-illustrator episodes  |  hosted by Nick Patton  |  Nov. 27, 2019, & July 27, 2016


Author, illustrator, cartoonist and orthodontist Grant Snider returns to the podcast to talk about his first picture book WHAT COLOR IS NIGHT?.

This is a beautiful debut picture book that explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime.


Today’s show features Grant Snider, the illustrator of Susan Cain’s book QUIET POWER: THE SECRET STRENGTHS OF INTROVERTS for kids and teens. Susan’s books and ideas have helped me understand myself and I’m so thrilled to get to talk about them here with Grant. Grant’s comic style and tone fit perfectly into this book. And as chance would have it, Grant is a huge picture book fan.

Grant Snider

orthodontist, author-illustrator, cartoonist
WebsiteIncidental ComicsInstagramTwitterFacebook

Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an author and artist of comics and picture books by night. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times Book ReviewThe Kansas City StarThe Best American Comics 2013, and all across the internet.

Featured Book: What Color is Night?

by Grant Snider
Children’s Fiction Picture Book • Chronicle Books • Published Nov. 5, 2019

WHAT COLOR IS NIGHT?: This beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For night is not just black and white. Ending in colors yet unseen, and a night of sweet dreams, this lilting lullaby is sure to comfort those drifting off to sleep. With luminous art as spare and glowing as the moon, and lyrical text that reads like a friend leading the way through the wilderness, WHAT COLOR IS NIGHT? is a rich and timeless look at a topic of endless fascination, and a perfect bedtime read-aloud.

Featured Book: Quiet Power:
The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids

by Susan Cain, Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz; illustrated by Grant Snider
Children’s Middle Grade Book • Penguin Random House • Published May 2, 2017

Quiet Power: The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens.

This book is all about kids’ world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way.

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