The problem with John Keating, or any other instructor for that matter, is that he forgets his students need to learn the definition first and decide to tear it out for themselves. The journey is essential.
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." -Matsuo Basho
The student needs to learn the same way their teacher learned to produce the same results. Otherwise, you end up with lousy poetry—poetry without a sense of purpose or meaning.
The same is true for everything, but in this case, also picture books. Perhaps when we understand picture books better, we can break the limits and explore original ideas with intention.
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