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Tales from Baby Book Baskets — Tomie de Paola

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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