Friday, 23 February 2018
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
The story of a greedy calf who eats too much and swells up with gasses. "Kuishinbo no Hanako-san" Published in 1965. Written by Momoko Ishii (1907-2008) and illustrated by Chiyoko Nakatani.
Monday, 19 February 2018
Illustrations by Japanese illustrator/ author Chiyoko Nakatani ( 1930-1981) for Aesop's fable of 'The Lion and the Mouse' published in 1971. Chiyoko Nakatani graduated in painting (oil) from Tokyo University and in her short life created over 105 books for children.
Sunday, 18 February 2018
'How the baby crow became a singer' written by Svetoslav Minkov and illustrated by Nikolai Stoyanov was published in 1974, these are some of the illustrations from a copy I recently bought. It is an A4 size softback, almost like a magazine and so it is miraculous that it has survived this long and I love the illustrations.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Friday, 16 February 2018
Yoshiharu Suzuki's illustrations to 'The Village Violin' 1979 written by Kenhisa Akaza. I love these gentle works and contemplative illustrations, which have such a different temperament and aesthetic to current western publications for children. They have a pace a contemplation, a breathing time and thinking time.