Going to Coney Island reminded me to remind you to check out Brooklyn based writer/illustrator of the fab book"Mermaids on Parade" Melanie Hope Greenberg's exhibit entitled "Ordinary into Extraordinary".
I've seen the exhibit and it's an interesting look at Melanie's creation process. Children's books just don't come out of nowhere you know! Melanie shares her initial inspirations,her sketches and story boards to the final product. The show includes original book illustrations from her other (7!) published books that portray life in neighborhoods in NYC through a child's eyes.
"Ordinary into Extraordinary" is open FREE to the public until June 13, 2009.
Where: Brooklyn Central Library - 10 Grand Army Plaza - Youth Wing
When: Mondays through Saturdays
Check out Melanie's blog here!