Highly recommended John Burningham feature in the Telegraph
If you tell people you do children’s books, they say, ‘What fun!’ There’s no fun attached to it at all, it’s a bloody nightmare. I find it very difficult. When I get an adult project, I rejoice. They’re easier than children’s books because you don’t have this immense simplification that you need when communicating with children. It’s not just balloons and clowns and parties and ‘bad’ drawing: it’s terribly important what children have to read, particularly now when everybody’s staring at screens. I fear for this generation. I know there are tremendous benefits we get from technology, but just staring into a screen worries me somewhat. It has to be cool to read a book.