I hope I am not alone in thinking that children’s books are magic; that in nights of insomnia most of us would in fact, still turn the pages our our most cherished childhood picture book if we had it handy (clearly I don’t have kids, those who do  probably read their favorite childhood book every.single.day, twice). Yet we are so addicted to our phones, books have become so completely secondary, so maybe we wouldn’t… Anyways, I have been researching lots of children’s books lately because… I have always wanted to *and maaaybe because I don’t have an official job so I pretty much get to do what I have always wanted to do by divine default —an oxymoron, and just about the only way I could describe the opportunity I feel  India has presented me for the time being, that of creative unemployment.

Voilá, awesome illustrations that  may bore you or comfort your baby heart.

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest” -C.S. Lewis

ferdinandtom sawyer

Shadow Cover Saul Bass

Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse cover Alexander broomMary Shepard

kolo Kolo Moser Birds4 teagan roland naomi Alessandro Gottardo schoor Henri's walks to paris II Henri walks to paris I Saul Bass “Henry’s walk to Paris” via ; P. L Travers “Mary Poppins” via; Teagan White “Monkey and Bear” via;

André Françoise ” Ronald” via; Suzy Lee “Shadow” via; James & Ruth Mc Crea “The birds” via; Kolo Moser “Picture book for the niece of Ditha Mautner Markhof” via; Munro Leaf “The story of Ferdinand” via; Mark Twain “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” via

Leo Lionni “Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse” via

Illustrations I also liked but not featured on children’s books:

Alessandro Gottardo “How God create the universe” via; Karoline Schnoor “Sweater” via; Naomi Wilkinson (woman on monocycle)via