I have a confession to make – I judge books by their covers.
Well, mostly I judge children’s books by their covers. My non-scientific approach to finding good children’s book generally amounts to – “Ooh, that’s a neat picture!” Generally, I find this approach works quite well. Good storytelling and good illustration often goes hand in hand.
So today I wanted to share some of my favorite illustrators – the ones whose work I can spot from a mile away and generally doesn’t disappoint in the actual story.
I love these illustrators for a variety of reasons. Often for the details that are hidden in each frame, just waiting for something new to be discovered. Sometimes for the simplicity. Some I love for their whimsy and others for the realism. All in all, they are beautiful books to grace any bookshelf.
TRINA SCHART HYMAN-
I could go on.*
So take this list and my blessing to appreciate children’s book illustrators and judge a book by it’s cover.
*Really I could, I’m already making “Part 2” in my head.
(If you need to expand your home library, these pictures are Amazon Affiliate Links for your purchasing pleasure. I get a small kick back for this. I usually buy books.)