Praise from the critics * Awards * Exhibitions * Biography
DIANE GOODE has written seven and illustrated over sixty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times Best Sellers; FOUNDING MOTHERS, LADIES OF LIBERTY, The NUTCRACKER BALLET and the Caldecott Honor Book, WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS.
Praise from the critics:
Kirkus: (*starred review) "Goode's illustrations are often breathtaking." FOUNDING MOTHERS, Cokie Roberts & Diane Goode
Publisher's Weekly "…her ink lines are the very definition of verve, her sense of comic detailing is faultless." BUT I WANTED A BABY BROTHER, Kate Feiffer & Diane Goode
Betsy Bird: "ALLIGATOR BOY" is small and quiet and supremely sublime." Cynthia Rylant & Diane Goode
The New York Times: "Diane Goode's pen-and-ink drawings spin out like ragtime, each squiggle denoting a rustle of silk or a whoop or whisper." THANKSGIVING IS HERE!, Diane Goode
Kirkus: (*starred review) :"Goode has transformed this 19th-century etiquette primer into a degustatory romp... Look carefully at every spread so as not to miss a crumb of this delicious humor." MIND YOUR MANNERS, Diane Goode
Booklist: "Exquisitely drawn yet always centered on its two pint-size heroines, the book shows off the sophistication of Paris and juxtaposes it with the broad comedy of pratfalls and flying pastry. The result is as delectable as the pink birthday cake." MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT, Diane Goode
Kirkus:(*starred review) "... charming, gorgeously illustrated. Wilson & Goode combine their comedic artistry to create an edgy and substantial collection of light verse with exquisite accompanying pen-and-ink drawings unafraid to explore childhood's darker reaches...At once affirming, and poignant: a stunning visual and poetic compendium of growing up." OUTSIDE THE BOX Karma Wilson & Diane Goode
Kirkus: "Goode's sublime ink-and-watercolor drawings..... hysterical and adorable." NINJA BABY, David Zeltzer & Diane Goode.
Kirkus: (*starred revies) "...rendered with masterful control of ink sketching and pastel washes. Winning text and illustrations for bedtime." WHEN I GROW UP, Julie Chen & Diane Goode
Caldecott Honor * ALA Notable(s) * Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies *ABA Pick of the Lists * Story Telling World Award * Oppenheim Platinum Book Award(s) * Southern * California Council on Literature for Children & Young People Awards (s) * Red Book Children's Book Award, Top Ten * English Speaking Union of the United States, Ambassador of Honor * Parent's Choice Award(s) * Teacher's Choice Award(s) * Parent's Choice Award(s) * International Reading Association CBC, *Children's Choice * Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year * National Council of Social * Studies- Children's Book Council * Society of Illustrators Certificate(s) of Merit * NY Public Library 100 Titles of Reading & Sharing * Book List, Children's Editor's Choice * Nomionation: National Book Award for Children's Books
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC "Art In Children's Literature" exhibit * The Original Art * Exhibition(s) Society of Illustrators, NYC * Kerlan Collection, permanent collection * Joan Cavanaugh & Assoc. Gallery, NYC * Keen State Gallery * Mazza Museum, Findlay College * Cedar Rapids Museum of Art * Mount Holyoke College Art Museum * Biennale of illustrators Bratislava * Krasl Art Center * Michigan * Denver Public Library * University of Southern Maine * Colorado Academy, Simmons * College Richmond Library * Foster Gallery, Fine Arts Gallery University of Michigan * Simmons College * Art Gallery, Boston * Pelham Art Center, NY * Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection, Australia * University of Wisconson, Eau Claire *
Reading Rainbow Feature Selection WATCH THE STARS COME OUT
PBS Feature Selection, I HEAR A NOISE
WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST, 24TH edition, WHO'S WHO OF EMERGING LEADERS IN AMERICA, SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Inspirational words from Hokusai:
"From the age of five I have had a mania for sketching the forms of things.
From about the age of fifty I produced a number of designs, yet of all I drew prior to the age of seventy there is truly nothing of great note.
At the age of seventy-two I finally apprehended something of the true quality of birds, animals, insects, fish and of the vital nature of grasses and trees.
Therefore, at eighty I shall have made some progress, at ninety I shall have penetrated even further the deeper meaning of things, at one hundred I shall have become truly marvelous, and at one hundred and ten, each dot, each line shall surely possess a life of its own. I only beg that gentlemen of sufficiently long life take care to note the truth of my words.
Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Q. WHAT IS YOUR BIRTHDATE?
Q. PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS
A. High School substitute teacher, NYC, at UCLA I taught book illustration with George Woods (NY TIMES), part-time secretary, Kelly Girls NYC.
Q. FAVORITE JOB
A. Illustrating children's books.
Q. HIGH SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE
A. Queens College (CUNY)
Q. NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE COMPOSER OR MUSIC ARTIST?
A. Richard Goode
Q. FAVORITE MOVIE
A. Belle et la Bete, Jean Cocteau, All About Eve
Q. FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW
A. American Experience
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE IN ONLY 8 WORDS?
A. A study in contrasts.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO OR MAXIM?
A. Less is more. Be kind.
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE PERFECT HAPPINESS?
A. Family and friends at my table for a good meal.
Q. WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
A. Losing momentum.
Q. IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE?
A. The Metropolitan Museum of Art with my husband and son.
Q. WITH WHOM IN HISTORY DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY?
A. Gorgo's mother, well, of course I know, it's film history.
Q. WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
A. The Dalai Lama.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR MOST OVERUSED WORDS OR PHRASES?
A. Stop barking!
Q. WHAT DO YOU REGRET MOST?
Q. IF YOU COULD ACQUIRE ANY TALENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. The ability to see the "BIG picture".
Q. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
A. Giving my best effort.
Q. WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST FLAW?
Q. WHAT'S YOUR BEST QUALITY?
Q. IF YOU COULD BE ANY PERSON OR THING, WHO OR WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. A blue lagoon.
Q. WHAT TRAIT IS MOST NOTICEABLE ABOUT YOU?
A. You'd have to ask someone else that one.
Q. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
A. The little spider in "Charlotte's Web".
Q. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL VILLAIN?
A. The Wicked Witch of the East.
Q. IF YOU COULD MEET ANY HISTORICAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM OR HER?
A. John & Abigail Adams. I'd say, "Have a seat, dinner is ready."
Q. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION, WHEN YOU'RE NOT WRITING?
A. swimming, Yoga
Q. WHAT'S YOUR FANTASY PROFESSION?
A. pastry chef
Q. WHAT 3 PERSONAL QUALITIES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
A. Honesty, humor and generosity of spirit.
Q. IF YOU COULD EAT ONLY ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. A warm, crusty loaf of French bread & salade Niçoise.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR 5 FAVORITE SONGS?
A. Anything by Carlo Ponti or Edith Piaf. Jazz * blues.
ON BOOKS AND WRITING
Q. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
A. Edith Wharton, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Anita Brookner, Marcel Pagnol, Somerset Maughm/
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR 5 FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME?
A. Portrait Of A Lady, Jean de Florette & Manon of the Springs, Pride and Prejudice, Musashi.
Q. IS THERE A BOOK YOU LOVE TO REREAD?
A. I often reread the classics.
Q. DO YOU HAVE ONE SENTENCE OF ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS?
A. For artists: draw every day, even if it's only in your head.
Q. WHAT COMMENT DO YOU HEAR MOST OFTEN FROM YOUR READERS?
A. How do you do that? You must have a good sense of humor!
"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who listens or what they think." Rumi