This month we are doing something slightly different: instead of one featured book, we are each writing a short piece about our favourite illustrators...
My favourite illustrator is Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964). I just love her chubby children and pixies. She is probably most famous for the Boo-Boo series of books (the Boo-Boos being cute little Pixies) but she also illustrated classic stories such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. As a teenager I collected her postcards and still have an album full somewhere.... maybe they will be worth a fortune one day!
There are so many of them! I have decided to feature Anthony Browne, a modern illustrator of children's books. He has 50 titles to his name and has won the Kate Greenaway medal for his book Gorilla in 1983 and also Zoo in 1992. Most of his works are picture books (containing minimal text) with bold and colourful illustrations. However, one of my favourite works of his is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland... just because!