Candlewick Open Studios: Lauren Castillo
Join Lauren Castillo for a studio visit.
This Is a Story, written by me and illustrated by Lauren Castillo.
“A valentine to reading, books, the love of books, and the rooms that house them, this charmer will find a home in every heart.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
Candlewick's Description: With a sea-horse kite in hand, a child heads out with Dad to the library. On the way they stop at a park, joining lots of people, some of whom are flying kites, too. At the library, a person toting a big pile of books hands over a story on a favorite subject: the sea horse. All around, there are readers poring over books, each with their own questions, ideas to explore, hopes for the future, and imaginations ready to spark. With a warm, lyrical text and tenderly expressive illustrations, John Schu and Lauren Castillo invite us to imagine the myriad ways that books can foster connection and understanding—and how they can empower children, through their own passions, to transform the world.