Product description from Amazon.com:
Illustrated Children’s Books explores the history, design and influence of the most seminal children’s books which have inspired and enchanted generations worldwide. Produced in association with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in New York, Illustrated Children’s Books provides a rare glimpse into the history and provenance of the characters we all know and love.
Iconic characters wander through the pages of this beautiful book including perennial favorites as Winnie the Pooh, The BFG, Dogger, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Gruffalo, Babar, Miffy and Captain Pugwash amongst many others. Explored in terms of cover design,character illustration and book interiors, these much loved stories are brought back to life again in this richly illustrated, hardback compendium. Illustrated Children’s Books is a bookshelf essential for designers, illustrators, parents and anyone wanting to take a sentimental look back at their childhood favorites.
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