Although Melissa Sweet didn’t grow up a reader, she has always had a love and passion for creating, which shows in the beautiful drawings, paintings and collages she has used to illustrate numerous picture books.

She also an accomplished author, and her most recent book is about the one and only E.B. White- the ma who wrote Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan.

Melissa joins us today to talk about:

  • bringing E.B. White to life through her picture book biography
  • her artistic process
  • and her favorite E.B. White book – it might be your favorite too, although it’s certainly a difficult choice, isn’t it?!

Click that play button below to hear the podcast!

Books from this episode:

(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)

Episode Bonus Sweet
Charlotte’s Web
The Trumpet of the Swan
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
Stuart Little
Baby Bear’s Books
Pinky and Rex Go to Camp
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
You Nest Here With Me
Letters of E. B. White

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