Picture Books You'll Wish You Could Frame [SHOWING SLIDE 8 OF 10]

The first and most important job of a picture-book illustration is to tell a story, of course—to take either a written or an implied narrative and give it depth, breadth, visual richness of meaning. But a picture-book illustration is also a piece of art all by itself. From the collages of Christiane Krömer to the woodcuts of Ashley Wolff, from the watercolored etchings of Arthur Geisert to the traditional Gond patterns of Bhajju Shyam and more, the range of media and styles offers what many museums do. We've gathered a handful of recent books that offer illustrations you might find yourself wishing you could cut out of the book and put into frames.

GIVING THANKS by Katherine Paterson
Kirkus Star
by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton

"Suffused with and inspiring gratitude and joy. Amen. (Picture book/poetry. 7 & up)"
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