Yael Frankel has been creating further characters to explore Karl Blossfeldt's photographs and they are so charming! and a fantastic combination of talent.
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Monday, 2 August 2021
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Saturday, 31 July 2021
“The Laughing Dragon” by Kenneth Mahood (1930-2021), published in 1970, Don't tell jokes to the dragon, what a beauty he is!
Kenneth Mahood, was born in Belfast and worked mainly as a cartoonist, but he did get a few wonderful children's books published, he died aged 90 in January of this year.
Friday, 30 July 2021
Lisl Weil is my new favorite, and thankfully extremely prolific children's illustrator with an incredible back catalog of some simply stunning children's books. Here are some illustrations from 'The Fantastic Toy Shop' published in 1966.
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Gillie and the Flattering Fox adapted and illustrated by Lisl Weil published in 1978. It is that ancient story of the wiley fox and its desires for a chicken. Lisl's illustrations are flowing and full of humor, the dance and music that was her passion seem to flow in her elegant lines.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
The Walrus and the Carpenter and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Gerald Rose, published in 1968. Readers of this blog will know that Gerald Rose is an absolute hero of mine and these illustrations are truly wonderful.
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Monday, 26 July 2021
Sunday, 25 July 2021
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Tara books have hinted that they may be reprinting 'Anything But a Grabooberry', written by Anushka Ravishankar, and typographically illustrated by Rathna Ramanathan, which is wonderful news as this celebrated book is very hard to find.
‘We found that children enjoy figuring out words like puzzles, since they have no pre-conceptions about this. Adults are not necessarily faster at comprehending it.’ Gita Wolf, publisher at Tara Books