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Shelf Awareness Interview

Tad Hills talks with Shelf Awareness about how he creates his books. Shelf Awareness writes, “Raised in the Massachusetts countryside by a mother who taught at the Audubon Society and a father who was one of a long line of engineers, Tad Hills honed his powers of observation and capacity to build things. “I really like to make stuff, it’s in my blood,” he says. “Everything I make I approach in the same way, whether it’s a story, an illustration or even something three-dimensional.” He makes his children’s Halloween costumes (he and his wife, Lee Wade, have two children) and cites that as an apt example: “I start with nothing and put pieces together and figure out how to make them stand up.” The same could be said of Hills’s latest hero, a dog named Rocket who starts with nothing (not even an interest in reading) and begins to put letters together into meaningful words.” Continue reading

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