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3 Children’s Books with Impossibly Beautiful Illustrations

August 17, 2016 Jessica 0 Comments


From “The Arrival”–  image courtesy intergalacticrobot.blogspot.com

When was the last time you made a visit to the children’s section of your local public library? Perhaps you haven’t set foot in such a place since your youth. Maybe you have never had such an inclination. Or, like many others, you might be a huge fan of kid’s books and frequent the children’s literature area of libraries.

You may not particularly like children’s literature, but do you like art? If so, there are a few kid’s books you should know about. Their illustrations almost too beautiful to be real.

3 Children’s Books with Impossibly Beautiful Illustrations

Many children’s books are laden with amazing illustrations, but these 3 are particularly breathtaking…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, written by Jacob and Willhelm Grimm, illustrated by Nancy E. Burkert

There have been many illustrators who’ve attempted to express the beauty of the Grimm brothers’ story of a girl called Snow White. In our opinion, no illustrator came close to the job that Nancy E. Burkert accomplished. Ethereal and delicate, stunning and daring, creative and bold, Burkert’s illustrations deserve their own blog post. Look at them here.

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg


Image courtesy flickr.com

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi has been making its home in the hearts of people both young and old since its release in 1979. In 1980, it won the Caldecott Honor Medal. This book has a fantastical story line and even more captivating imagery. The blog We Read It Like This states, “Chris Van Allsburg’s painstakingly, almost obsessively, detailed grey pencil illustrations in The Garden of Abdul Gasazi provide a three dimensional depth to an already delightfully atmospheric text.” The illustrations are, in a word, sensational. Take a look for yourself.

The Arrival, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan

Have you every heard of The Arrival? It is a book that is wordless. Still, it expertly communicates the story of an immigrant’s trek to a new land through symbols and illustrations. The New York Times commented, “By placing photorealistic human figures in abstract, surreal environments, Tan evokes the intimacy of an individual immigrant experience without ever settling on a specific person, time or place. His drawings depict architecture and clothing that are at once historic and futuristic.” The Arrival is a must-read for anyone who enjoys graphic novels.

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Of these 3 books, which do you think has the most impressive illustrations? Share your thoughts with us in the “comments” section below.

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