Places To Be Creative

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Places To Be / written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Renata Liwska

Besides getting the opportunity to work from the words of best selling author Mac Barnett, Renata was enthusiastic about working on this book because it fit her so well. Renata looks for books where she can explore the emotions of her inner childhood with text that is simple, but evocative, and allows her to build her own story on the foundation of the words. In Places To Be she has crafted a story of two buddies who explore their friendship and emotions through a series of adventurous events.


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If you look  closely you will see a couple of differences between the finished illustration above and the sketchbook drawing below...


Published by Balzar + Bray ISBN 978-0-06-228621-5

“Funny and gentle” (Kirkus Reviews)

“This winning read-aloud can be used to encourage friendship in young children.” (School Library Journal)

“A sweet and gentle contrast to Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” (Booklist)