I love that this book began with a teacher having a creative idea that excited kids. Author Laura Murray described her students’ annual hunt for the gingerbread man throughout the school building: “We hung missing posters and searched the halls, discovering crumbs and dropped candies, as we asked school staff where he might be.”
The post gives a really interesting inside look at all that happened after she took that idea and turned it into a manuscript. Illustrator Mike Lowery (love his stuff!) and art director Cecilia Yung discuss their role in developing this title from manuscript to picture book.
Here’s the link–enjoy.