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Tales from Baby Book Baskets — illustrators

Oh Brother! Oh Sister! A New Baby in the Family

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These books are wonderful when the situation arises – read them to assure the child that what they are feeling is normal and common. But with no indication that there is anything but excitement and joy about the baby’s arrival, stick with books that reflect this mood – and be happy!

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Children’s Book Creator “Par Excellence”: Todd Parr

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  I am a huge Todd Parr fan.  He is the author/illustrator of more than 30 books for children, and when you see one you know it – it is unmistakably Todd Parr! All of his books sound like they could have been written by a child.  All of his books look like they could have been illustrated by a child.  And I mean this all as the highest possible compliment! As children do, Todd Parr speaks from the heart.  His language is direct and clear and the best example of why less is more.  His drawings are bright and...

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When a baby dreams

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  When a new baby enters a family, the new mom can be very overwhelmed – so much to learn and know and do for this little one. That’s what makes Adele Enersen’s new book about her new baby all the more amazing. “When My Baby Dreams” is a photographic masterpiece from the brilliant mind of this new mother.  When her baby Mila was born, Ms. Enersen started a blog of whimsical photos to share with her family and friends. The creative genius that went into creating the photographs resulted in a blog that was visited by millions of admirers...

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The Art of Children’s Books

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Who would ever “Bette” that Bette Midler would be in the Middle of this? (photo) Children’s picture books are illustrated by some of the most amazing, talented artists of our time.  Naturally, as a children’s book lover, I am a children’s book art lover, as well, and as such, began collecting original art from children’s books many years ago. Funny story: Back in 1991, the book FOR OUR CHILDREN came out.  It featured artwork donated by many celebrated illustrators with a collection of 20 song lyrics.  The profits and royalties went to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. One of my favorite...

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