A Two-Debut Interview: Joy Keller Interviews Alison Goldberg About I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES

Great interview about debut children’s book author Alison Goldberg, plus learn about the recent “M is for Movement” site for activism and social justice in children’s literature.

PICTURE the BOOKS

LoveYouForMiles_biblio.jpgJK: Congratulations on your debut picture book, Alison! It’s exciting to see I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES out in the world. How did you come up with the idea for this adorable book?

AG: Thank you, Joy! As preschoolers, my children loved vehicles. We played with toy excavators, set up many windy train tracks, and admired every construction site we passed. I remember my kids staring wide-eyed when they saw planes out of the big glass windows at the airport for the first time. I started to understand what vehicles meant to my kids: powerful, large, and mysterious characters full of metaphor.

At night, the “How much do you love me?” game turned into a comparison of our love to the size and strength of all things that go. After coming up with many of these examples for my own kids, I thought it could be a fun…

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