Favorite childhood picture books- illustrators

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  1. naughty

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    I dont know about you but the pictures were what made me want to learn how to read. I have now in my adulthood tried to find many of the books that inspired me and along the way I have found some new favorites.

    Here are some of my favorite picture book illustrators . Some are Caldecott winners.

    Gennady Spirin King Lir's Children
    Trina Scharf Hyman
    Gary Kelley
    Chris Van Allsburg The Sweetest fig, Mysteries of Harris Burdick
    Davis Wiesner
    Rob Gonsalves
    Edward Gorey
    RIchard Scary
    Shel Silberstein
    Maurice Sendak
    Garth Williams
    Ludwig Bememans
    Dr.Seuss
    Hilary Knight
    Mary Grandpre
    Ruth Sanderson
    KY Craft
    Paul O. Zelinsky
    WIlliam Joyce
    Jerry Pickney
    THomas Blackshear
     
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    I love Dr. Seuss! I loved the books as a child, and hey, I STILL like them! :biggrin1:
     
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    Eric Carle
     
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    Quality illustrations captivated my imagination while encouraging me to want to read more and explore. The illustrations in National Geographic spring to mind, specifically Tom Lovell and NC Wyeth.
     
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    Kay Neilsen, Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, John Neill, Frederick Richardson, Edward Detmold, Winsor McCay.

    Not very current, but O well.
     
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    Beth and Joe Krush (who illustrated Elizabeth Enright's Gone-Away Lake as well as the entire Borrowers series written by Mary Norton), Garth Williams (who illustrated both the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and the E.B. White books), Kate Seredy (illustrator of Caddie Woodlawn), Robert Lawson (who wrote and illustrated Rabbit Hill and others), and Jules Feiffer (illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth) are my favorites.

    Other than Dr. Seuss, that is.

    NCbear (who still has the hardback copy of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins that his parents presented to him for his seventh birthday)
     
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    A few mentioned already - like Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Richard Scary for just picture books and, for accompanying illustrations, I have a soft spot for Ernest H. Shepherd - but my all time favourite that made me pick up the books whether my mother was there to read them or not was the wonderful Quentin Blake, his illustrations are so full of life and humour. There is nothing fuzzy or childish about his work either and his character expressions always fitted the action of the story so perfectly. Of course I was also totally absorbed in the Roald Dahl stories that introduced me to Blake - the combination, a bit like Milne and Shepherd, was one of those incidences of perfect complement that turn something good into some extraordinary.
     
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    I used to love the drawings done by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahls books, especially on the more picture book style ones.

    It got to a point where I refused to read any of the full length stories by him if they werent the ones with Quentin's illustrations
     
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    I always did enjoy Dr. Seuss illustrations and stories, but other than that, I don't really remember reading that many books that had illustrations.
     
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    Love Quentin Blake. Did anyone read Arabel's Raven and the subsequent books? When I rescued a sparrow several years ago, I named her Mortimer in honour of the main character. :redface:
     
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    Seconded.

    As well as Aubrey Wood and her husband.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I googled many of these illustrators and found that I too had enjoyed their work. I just didnt know what their names were at the time I created this thread. I wish there were a way I could upload some of this illustrations Perhaps I will put examples of all of these artists in my gallery.
     
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    I haven't - but I will now - an advantage to being a parent is the excuse to re-read all your favourite children's books and loads of great new ones :smile: (though I'd probably do this anyway :biggrin:)

    Can you not just attach them in the thread? Or are they too big? If you want to mail them to me I can reduce them for you. If there are too many why not just open a specific photobucket (or similar) account and upload them there - that way you can link to them / look at them whenever you like from whereever you like.
     
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    I put them in my gallery. If someone else knows how to put them in the thread now please do.
     
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    Not really picture books but I loved the Rudyard Kipling stories. They were all I ever wanted to hear! :biggrin1:
     
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    LOL - - I didn't know Edward Gorey was classified as a children's illustrator nowadays. I know he was in his day -- but dang! How dark! (He's my brother's fav illustrator)

    I admit to not knowing many on the list, although I'm sure I'd recognize their work when I see it. (I seem to only read kid's books nowadays)

    HOWEVER....

    I admire author/illustrators the most -- the people who do BOTH the writing and the illustrating. Especially the clever ones who make me laugh. So my fav's are Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), and James Marshall (his George and Martha books).
     
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    I like Road dahl
     
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