Exclusive Video Interview on the Experiences That Shaped Her Path to Authorship
by Traci Swain
“The most important thing that you can do to become a good author is to read. The more you read, the more you get an idea of writing and what it takes to write something!” —Laura Numeroff
If you give young readers a book, they might want to become authors and illustrators someday too!
That’s what happened with bestselling author and illustrator Laura Numeroff, creator of the Book of the Week and classic picture book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, illustrated by Felicia Bond. Growing up, her parents were supportive of her passions and always valued reading—something she credits with igniting her creative drive.
Play this exclusive video interview with Laura Numeroff for your class to discover:
• The moment Laura knew she wanted to be a children’s book author and illustrator
• How Laura got the idea for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie while on a road trip to Oregon
• The way that Laura’s parents sparked her desire to become an author and an illustrator
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Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give… series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She loves to play tennis and travel, and she lives in Los Angeles, California. You can visit her online at lauranumeroff.com.
Photo credit: Sean Hanrahan
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