Three Quick Questions: Rebecca Cool #12

All through October, Alphabet Soup is celebrating turning three. We have heaps of writers and illustrators stopping by to answer THREE QUICK QUESTIONS and today’s visitor is Rebecca Cool, illustrator of Isabella’s Garden and For All Creatures (both written by Glenda Millard).

Isabella's Garden

For All Creatures


1. Where do you like to draw/paint/sketch?

My favourite place to paint is of course in my studio and I often sketch out ideas while watching T.V.

2. Can you name a book you’d recommend to our readers?

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor published by Houghton Mifflin is a book I recently bought. Each traditional nursery rhyme is illustrated by stitching onto felt—gorgeous!

Pocketful of Posies by Salley Mavor
Rebecca Cool recommends 'Pocketful of Posies' by Salley Mavor

3. Can you offer a word or phrase that kids could use for inspiration if they have illustrator’s block?

Go for a walk.

Find out more about Rebecca Cool—visit her website and read about her on the Walker Books website.

© October 2011 “Three Quick Questions with Rebecca Cool” by Rebecca Newman (Alphabet Soup magazine)

(Psst … see you back here tomorrow, when we’ll hear from author Sandy Fussell!)