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James Mayhew Aug 17
is by for her brand new book, "Merrylegs" (2019) about a pony with a dream... Look at this gorgeous illustration with wonderful heightened light & shadow, a careful palette & fabulous composition. Who could resist a retro fairground like that?
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James Mayhew 7m
is by Robert Lumley for "The Little Red Hen" by Vera Southgate (1966). Growing up in Suffolk, these well observed illustrations felt very truthful. But I always thought the hen was a bit mean not to share her bread at the end of the story! .
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James Mayhew Aug 14
is by Margaret Bloy Graham for "Harry the Dirty Dog" by Gene Zion (1956). Deceptively simple, hugely expressive, charming, funny illustrations bring this tale to unforgettable life. The retro/vintage vibe has been much imitated but never matched.
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CreativeHistories Feb 11
How many generations of children have been traumatised by Heinrich Hoffman's 1845 cautionary tale 'Der Struwwelpeter'?
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christine shaw Feb 11
I love Inga Moore’s sensitively illustrations for Wind in the Willows - here are the carolling mice 💕
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Niggle By Leaf⧖hiding from his enemies at Worldcon Feb 11
Dave McKean's amazing illustrations of his and 's The Wolves In the Walls (see also The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish.)
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Holly Cox Feb 11
When I was a little girl, I was enchanted and intrigued by Jill Barklem's incredibly detailed cross sections of tree houses in her Brambly Hedge books, and they are still a huge inspiration to me.
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Of Things Past And Imagined Jun 24
The Fairy’s Birthday, 1925, by William Heath Robinson.
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Jane Matthews Feb 12
Mathilde, illustrated by Posy Simmonds. This dog’s expression kills me everytime I look at it!
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Of Things Past And Imagined Jul 9
Edmund Dulac illustration for 'The Little Mermaid' from Andersens Fairy Tales.
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Hattie Gordon May 22
We're so chuffed to have our Mum's Wombles featured on today :-) She did the first Wombles and all the early books. Thank you !
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Folklore Film Fans Feb 11
Hi - and Happy Birthday to ! 'Masquerade' (1979) written and illustrated by Kit Williams.
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James Mayhew Aug 23
is by Beatrix Potter for "The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck" (1908). Here, the suave & wily fox (not Gaspard!), escorts the waddlesome Jemima. Potter had an unerring gift of applying just the right characteristics to each animal. Anthropomorphic perfection.
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Jane Matthews Feb 11
Edward Ardizzone’s Charlotte and Tim. Such perfect poses expressed in so few lines. And the colours are so ‘creamy’! My favourite illustrator of all time.
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SovietPostcards🚀✨ Feb 11
Probably my favourite children's book artist - Syuzanna Byalkovskaya. These two are from the 1974 book called "If You Sit Really Really Quietly in the Forest". For
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Straight Talking English Feb 11
from William Blake. When you think you have half a coffee left... Then you see the cup is empty...
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Ian  Beck Feb 11
Another contribution there are far too many to choose from but the work of the wonderful Angela Barrett is a continuing delight this from the Hidden house
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Hazel Terry Feb 10
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James Mayhew Aug 12
is by Raymond McGrath for "Mistress Masham's Repose" by T H White (1947). A real favourite book of mine, I love endpapers & I love a MAP so win/win. No other illustrations sadly. The story, about a girl & secret colony of Lilliputians, is fab.
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Olivia Hope May 8
by William Nicholson from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) For
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