I remember staring at children’s books before I could even read. You might remember a cleverly-written book, but it’s the pictures from children’s books that stick with us, don’t you think?
And because we look at them when we are little, the pictures in books can be incredibly formative. Much of what I pictured and imagined as a kid was informed by wonderful children’s illustrators–including how I pictured my kids when I played house–after the jump.
Mary Blair's images are how I picture childhood. Because I stared at her illustrations in my Treasury of Little Golden Books
before I could read, I made up stories based on the images alone and they imprinted on me like a duck on its mother or, less quaint--like a werewolf on a newborn baby.
Photo Credit: Francine Green
Which children’s illustrator changed the way you think about the world?
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