Friday, February 29, 2008

Children's Book Art: Making The World More Beautiful


"But there is still one more thing I have to do," she said. "I have to do something to make the world more beautiful.
~ Excerpt and illustration from Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney


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Illustration from Sylvester And The Magic Pebble
by William Steig



Illustration from In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

“…we can get away with things in children’s books that nobody in the adult world ever can because the assumption is that the audience is too innocent to pick it up. And in truth they’re the only audience that does pick it up.”
- Maurice Sendak

2 comments:

  1. I love the illustration for Sylvester!

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  2. Kenju: yes, who would think the character of a donkey could be illustrated so sweetly? I love William Steig's books.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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