This course links the expressive arts of writing and illustration. Students will explore the relationship between the text and the picture and look at the ways in which the visual enhances the verbal. They will study exemplary models and be encouraged to develop their own verbal and visual styles. While the primary emphasis will be on the broad field of children's book writing and illustration, other genres for illustration will also be studied. The course involves close reading and interpretation of texts and the creation of original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The final project will be an original illustrated scrapbook.