I'm sharing some children's book illustration love once again this afternoon. Today's features are three little girls that have delighted me lately. Maybe it's just their dresses, or their expressions, I don't know. They all caught my eye though and I thought you all might enjoy them as well.
First up is the irresistible Miss Ramona Quimby. This is from "Ramona The Pest". [by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Louis Darling] I liked the Ramona Quimby books as a kid but as I have re-read them again as an adult with Peter I have a whole new love for this little girl and the remarkable talent of Beverly Cleary who brought her to life. faaaantastic! Next up is a girl I don't even know. I picked up "Mystery in Little Tokyo" [by Frank Bonham, illustrated by Kazue Mizumura] at the thrift store the other day. I thought Peter would like it and the line drawings inside really appealed to me (I'd love to embroider this page!). Something about the snarl on this girl's face, oh, and that great dress, made her stick in my head. Now I have to quick read and find out what her problem is. besides the broken pottery that is.
Speaking of great dresses, check out Rosamond from "Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail" [by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illustrated by Marc Simont]. She is kind of an odd character with a bit of a darker side so of course I could not help but love her. If you can't tell from the picture, she is a bit of a crazy cat lady in the making - thus all the feline friends. So those are all the little ladies I have to share today. I need to take a photo of my other great thrift score for my next post. It makes me smile just think thinking about it!
What is making you smile today?