In his essay for the 1981 book, "Celebrating Children's Books," Arnold Lobel recalls an interview with Dr. Seuss in which a reporter callously says, "Don't you feel that the general quality of children's books is quiet low?"
Dr. Seuss, taken-aback by the question responds, "Now don't ask me to denigrate children's books. You're not going to make me do that." Lobel comments on this interaction by saying, "Here, obviously, was a man who... having been around children's books for a long time, was well aware of their real worth."
Matthew Winner is cut from this same cloth. Here is a man who lives a life celebrating children's literature and the people who create it and understands fully their "real worth." His interviews are consistently fun and insightful and he speaks with some of the greatest writers and illustrators working in the industry today. The podcast motivates and inspires me to do the best possible work I can. Thank you, Matthew!