Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Picture Book

A quilt comforts in the fall chill,
Stories delight,
Grandma and little ones read books aloud,
Sipping hot chocolate,
Savoring every sip and every word and every picture.
Dreams await.

Children's Book Illustrators take the story to another level, imagining a world for us to see, shaping how we see characters, setting, and the story itself.

Just a few of my favorites.

Kadir Nelson

Brian Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney

Leo and Diane Dillon

Patricia Polacco

Vote for your favorite picture book on Goodreads:
African and African American Folktales
Best of Kadir Nelson
Black is Beautiful for Girls

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