Just in time to celebrate his latest book, Locomotive, Brian Floca visits the MTA studio. According to the author of Moonshot and Lightship: “As an author and illustrator I’m often pulled to subjects that would have appealed to my younger self – racecars, ships, and astronauts, for instance. What I love most about bookmaking is finding a way to share what I’ve learned with young readers."
During the program, Floca shares one of his many “book dummies” and explains how it helps him envision his picture books before they are published. He also discusses his writing and illustrating process. A student reporter interviews a “Rail Fan,” who tells stories with his photos. A lesson in train vocabulary and taped student questions from Springfield Estates Elementary School round out the show.