Viewed in their original forms -- gouache or ink, watercolor or pencil, collage or oil -- the illustrations are testaments to craftsmanship, a rival to any art form.
We examine the role of the picture book in introducing children to the visual arts as well as language, and consider important issues such as the appropriateness of certain subjects and styles of illustration for children.
"Picture books celebrate childhood. They speak universal truths and help children better understand the world around them."
Picture books are so unpopular these days at the Children's Book Shop in Brookline, Mass., that employees there are used to placing new copies on the ...