Erin Stead uses her book trailer to demonstrate the medium she used — woodblock printing, combined with pencil sketching — when preparing the illustrations for her Caldecott-winning book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Text was custom-written by her husband, illustrator Philip Stead, with Erin’s distinctive art style in mind. You can see both of them at work in their shared studio. The collaboration continued as work progressed.
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