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Exploring the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration
By Dilys Evans
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For over 30 years, Dilys Evans has been deeply involved in the fine art of children's book illustration. In 1980 she foundedThe Original Art, an annual exhibition in New York featuring the best children's book illustration of the year. Now, in thisfascinating exploration of children's book illustration, she focuses on the work of 12 contemporary illustrators. Lookingat the wide variety of artistic genius in children's books, Show and Tell teaches the reader how to look for the perfect marriage of art and text, and is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in children's books and the art of illustration.
Illustrators include:David WiesnerTrina Schart HymanLane SmithBrian SelznickBryan CollierDavid ShannonPetra MathersPaul O. ZelinskyHilary KnightDenise FlemingHarry BlissBetsy Lewin
ìThis attractive title will be a boon for librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else who wants to learn to look at and talk about the art in children\\\'s books, as well as better understand the stories behind the pictures.î
ìEven if you\\\'ve had come of their art at home for years, or all your life for that matter, Evans\\\'s handsomely produced album will tempt you to take it out, and to see it with new eyes.î
Kirkus Reviews0000-00-00 00:00:00
ì...art-focused young people of middle-school age or higher would find much to contemplate here.î
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books2008-04-01 00:00:00
ìAn enlightening must-read for all picture-book enthusiasts.î
School Library Journal, Starred Review0000-00-00 00:00:00
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