Getting kids hooked on books… as art

My last post was about the unexpected pleasures that reading to children can bring – sometimes years afterwards. Another, more immediate added pleasure comes from children’s book illustrations. Here are two examples:

Ladybird book cover (unpublished)

The first two are from The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea, by Guy Billout. And the third, sadly only published as a private edition, is by Paul Moody, to illustrate a poem written by his wife. Aren’t they beautiful?

By Marian Dougan

One Response

  1. Yes both beautiful illustrations, which make such an impact on young children. One of my favourites is Arthur Rackham (he illustrated Alice and many other stories) and of course Quentin Blake, of Roald Dahl fame.

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