Show and Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration (Hardcover)
For over 30 years, Dilys Evans has been deeply involved in the fine art of children's book illustration. In 1980 she foundedThe Original Art, an annual exhibition in New York featuring the best children's book illustration of the year. Now, in thisfascinating exploration of children's book illustration, she focuses on the work of 12 contemporary illustrators. Lookingat the wide variety of artistic genius in children's books, Show and Tell teaches the reader how to look for the perfect marriage of art and text, and is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in children's books and the art of illustration.
Trina Schart Hyman
Paul O. Zelinsky
About the Author
Dilys Evans is agent and president of Dilys Evans Fine Illustration LLC. She is an accomplished author, curator, and speaker who has advised Caldecott committees and has worked with many acclaimed illustrators in the children's book business. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This attractive title will be a boon for librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else who wants to learn to look at and talk about the art in children's books, as well as better understand the stories behind the pictures.
"At last, [Dilys Evans'] wisdom appears in print. The children's illustration field has needed this book for decades! Julie Cummins, former coordinator, Office of Children's Services, New York Public Library
THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
...art-focused young people of middle-school age or higher would find much to contemplate here.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
An enlightening must-read for all picture-book enthusiasts.
Even if you've had come of their art at home for years, or all your life for that matter, Evans's handsomely produced album will tempt you to take it out, and to see it with new eyes.