Chris HaughtonApr 19, 2023
Chris Haughton on Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
New Books Network 2023
Since Chris Haughton begun writing and illustrating children's books about a dozen years ago, he has conquered the heart of millions with his engaging stories and unique, beautiful artwork. His first book, A Bit Lost has been translated into 35 languages and has won awards in 12 countries including the Dutch Picture Book of the Year. Oh No George! came out in 2012, SHH! We Have a Plan in 2014, Goodnight Everyone in 2016, Don't Worry, Little Crab in 2019, and Maybe in 2021. In this wonderfully frank conversation, we discuss his life, his publishing career (beginning in South Korea), his craft, advice to aspiring writers and illustrators, and celebrate his most recent book, Well Done, Mummy Penguin (Candlewick Press, 2022).
Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.