Mac Barnett – Jack, Santa and a Polar Bear in Snow

by | Dec 2, 2020 | authors

Making with Friends

A picture book author tip

As you listen to today’s show think about the friendship that feeds your creativity.

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Featured books:

William Still and His Freedom Stories
William Still and His Freedom Stories

Show notes:

New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like books) with his friends (like Greg Pizzoli and Shawn Harris) for kids. Today’s featured books are JACK AND SANTA by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli and A POLAR BEAR IN SNOW by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris.

Mac Barnett’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. 

JACK AND SANTA: This Jack Book is part of the early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. When Jack finds himself on the naughty list, he worries that Santa will bring him coal. But Jack wants presents—lots of them. Will Jack be able to prove to Santa that he’s not so bad after all?

A POLAR BEAR IN THE SNOW follows a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human. Where is he going? What does he want?

Learn more about:

The book: Jack and Santa*
The author: Mac Barnett
The illustrator: Greg Pizzoli

The book: A Polar Bear in the Snow*
The author: Mac Barnett
The illustrator: Shawn Harris

The giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

 

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Other picture book messages featured in this episode

Picture book author-illustrator Apryl Stott shares her book SHARE SOME KINDNESS BRING SOME LIGHT.

The book: Share Some Kindness Bring Some Light*
The author-illustrator: Apryl Stott
The giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

Picture book author Jodi Meltzer Darter shares her book WHEN YOU LIVED IN MY BELLY.

The book: When You Lived In My Belly*
The author: Jodi Meltzer Darter
The giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

Picture book author Shana Corey shares her book My Little Golden Book About RUTH BADER GINSBURG.

The book: My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg*
The author: Shana Corey
The giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

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You can buy these books online, support the podcast and local bookstores at Picturebooking’s Bookshop.

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