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New York Times: "It is a tutorial on what it means to be a children's book author and illustrator...."

"Essential for a book about picture books, this guide contains a wealth of picture book covers, page spreads, and initial sketches covering a very wide range of styles." Library Journal, March 1, 2012

From Brain Pickings/The Atlantic.com: "...a rigorously researched and compellingly curated survey of a tremendously important storytelling medium, one that equips young minds with a fundamental understanding not only of the world but also of its visual language."

About the Author

Martin Salisbury is an illustrator and Professor of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, where he leads the UK's first Masters program in children's book illustration. He is the author of Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration (2007).

Morag Styles is Professor of Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Art, Narrative and Childhood (2003).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (February 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185669738X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697385
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Linda Robinson on September 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
10 stars. I will buy this book when the coin is in my pocket. Picturebooks are not children's illustrated books. Picturebooks are a singular genre, people who make picturebooks are picturebook makers. This hybrid realm of the book arts is new and developing according to the authors. Think of Chinese iconography, where each character tells a story. Children learn about the world with pictures first, then words. In an increasingly digital world, we will learn the skills of "looking, appreciating and interpreting visual material, including its design." Just as we did when first viewing a reindeer on a cave wall. Today's picturebooks can be metafictive, wherein the book fabric and materiality contribute to the storytelling, and there are "mischievous subversions of the normal conventions." I put holds on as many of the examples shown as I could find in our library system. Although there are well-loved/known picturebook makers in the global arts, not all are translated, or available for an American audience. I was thrilled to find a plate of a book by Shaun Tan, whose "The Arrival" took our breath away when we first touched it at Everybody Reads! in Lansing, MI. With a quick thorough history of the visual arts and printing in the front of the book, this is a keeper with value for a lifetime. Be warned: the text is small. Wish it was available as a digital book, so I could read the words with ease.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By oceanshaman on January 4, 2013
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Reviewer LINDA ROBINSON(Michigan) did a superb & insightful review on this book giving it FIVE STARS. She mentioned FONT SIZE near the end of her review & looks forward to the book being available for KINDLE & ebooks so she could read the book with ease. For one, given the subject of this book: the authors should have known better! USE OF EMPTY SPACE is a given in ADVERTISING...but not at the sacrifice of the MESSAGE. The FONT SIZE for the TEXT & for the ILLUSTRATIONS borders on the absurd and to me is a very strange & major flaw for a book otherwise of such timely insight!
I highly recommend that you read Review by LINDA ROBINSON(Michigan) in conjunction with my red flag re font sizes here. Apparently she did not purchase the book but she is very conscientious in her review. I DID purchase the book. And I need to know what it says...so I am suffering along even using a MAGNIFYING GLASS at times & writing profuse notes in the space the authors left available by robbing the text & notes on illustrations of FONT SIZE.
Given this warning...that you may want to wait for this book to be available for ebook reading, the authors have done a brilliant job & the book is superb.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gina McAndrew on March 5, 2015
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This is a comprehensive history of children's picture books. I was looking for something more specific to illustration techniques in the first half of the 20th century, but this was more generalized.
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By Optimist on August 19, 2013
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This books surprised me with a brief history of picture books from the late 19th century through the decades of the 20th century and concludes with some considerations for the genre in eboook formats. I was enchanted by the illustrations from various countries and time periods. That said, the font size is very small and it would be easier to enjy the text included if it weren
t too small.
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I bought this as a gift for my husband and he loved it. This is not actually a children's book but rather a very interesting book of history of the art illustrations we find in the children's books and which are the most significant part of the books.
I love it too.
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