Once upon a more staid time, the purpose of children’s books was to model good behavior… Seuss, Sendak and Silverstein ignored these rules.
– The Children’s Authors Who Broke The Rules, New York Times
“If there’s anything missing that I’ve observed over the decades it’s that that drive has declined,” said the 83-year-old author… “There’s a certain passivity, a going back to childhood innocence that I never quite believed in. We remembered childhood as a very passionate, upsetting, silly, comic business.”
– Children’s books today aren’t wild enough, says Maurice Sendak, The Guardian
1. WHICH CLASSIC NOVEL WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ILLUSTRATED?
Beautiful Illustrations for a Madame Bovary picture book
2. DAVID CARTER’S POP-UP BOOKS FOR ALL AGES
3. 3d illustrations
Gorgeous 3D Illustrations for Classic Children’s Books from Flavorwire
4. ON THE CREATION OF DR SEUSS BOOKS
Cat People: What Dr Seuss Really Taught Us from The New Yorker
5. THE ART OF SIMMS TABACK
You’ll have seen his picturebooks even if you don’t know his name.
6. PARENTAL SUPERVISION NOT REQUIRED
The Freedom Of Classic Children’s Fiction from The Guardian
7. FROM CAVE PAINTINGS TO MAURICE SENDAK
8. Research shows steady decline in natural world, wild animals in illustrated books for kids
9.Parents A Liability?
10. 5 classic children’s books
with timeless philosophy for adults, from Brain Pickings.
11. CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH
curated by Tania McCartney at Love2Read