Column: A Thousand Words
by Kathie Johnson
The illustrations in children's picture books can be wonderful. Often, it is the cover illustration that draws us to a particular book. We hope to see more delightful illustrations inside, in addition to a good story. It's tricky to talk about the subject of children's book illustrations, because there are so many great illustrators. In this column, I will only touch the surface, with a few of my particular favorites. I hope readers will chime in. Tell me your favorite illustrators, or those of your children or grandchildren. Perhaps they can be shared . . .