An Illustrator’s Journey, Acknowledging the Positive
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 38
- Nov 19, 2016 7:00 pm
- 28:49 mins
An Illustrator’s Journey (3:47) Children often wonder what they want to be when they grow up. Actually, you may even be asking that question right now! Our guest today, popular illustrator-author Bob Shea, talks to Rachel about his journey to his present profession. It all started with drawing and writing in childhood and continued later with his work as a graphic designer. Ultimately he discovered the world of illustrating and writing picture books. Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books including the popular Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and the cult favorite Big Plans illustrated by Lane Smith. His characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr, Playhouse Disney, and PBS Kids. Bob spends his days writing, drawing and having “conversations” with NPR. Acknowledging the Positive (14:34) Our next guest on Worlds Awaiting is Lynnette Christensen, professor in the BYU School of Education. Her area of expertise is Positive Behavior Support. The premise of Positive Behavior Support is that acknowledging good behavior – fosters good behavior. Merely punishing misbehavior is never as effective. Christensen is Assistant Director of the BYU Positive Behavior Support Initiative and has been actively involved in the implementation and research of this program in the public schools. Book Review (27:06) We finish up the show today with a book review by Lauren Tolman, Children’s Librarian at the Springville, Utah Library. Tolman introduces a picture book called Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the Worlds’ Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating from The World of Weird Animals series.