Tag: Little Golden Book

  • Illustrated Borders In Golden Age Children’s Books

    Illustrated Borders In Golden Age Children’s Books

    If you’re creating a bordered artwork here you may find inspiration?

  • The Poky Little Puppy by Sebring Lowrey and Tenngren Analysis

    The Poky Little Puppy by Sebring Lowrey and Tenngren Analysis

    The Poky Little Puppy is a classic Little Golden Book by Texas writer Janette Sebring Lowrey, illustrated by Gustav Tenngren. This story was one of the first 12 Little Golden Books, first published in 1942.

  • Pigs In Art And Children’s Literature

    Pigs In Art And Children’s Literature

    Illustrations of pigs through the ages.

  • The Monster At The End Of This Book

    The Monster At The End Of This Book

    The Monster At The End Of This Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smolin (1971) is possibly the most successful of the Little Golden Books published starring Sesame Street characters.

  • Flat Black in Picture Books and Art

    Flat Black in Picture Books and Art

    If you’ve ever heard advice to avoid black out of the tube when painting, this article is a good explainer for what that actually means in practice.

  • The Hare and the Tortoise

    The Hare and the Tortoise

    You win some, you lose some. Aesop was an equal opportunity storyteller and the tortoise of fables sometimes gets a raw deal. But not this particular tortoise. Sometimes it’s “The Hare and the Tortoise”, sometimes it’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”. This tortoise just goes about his business and wins the day. I’ve never once […]

  • Interesting Ceilings In Illustration

    Interesting Ceilings In Illustration

    EXPOSED BEAMS CATHEDRAL CEILINGS Header: Interiors of The Winter Palace, The Small Winter Garden of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna illustratrated by Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky (1818-1881)

  • Rocks, Stones, Paving and Concrete In Art

    Rocks, Stones, Paving and Concrete In Art

    I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, and occasionally visited The Christchurch Art Gallery. In the viewing room to the left of the entrance hall there was an especially memorable painting. Every now and then I come across a piece of art which takes my breath away, and this was one of the first. When…

  • Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Jackson and Tenggren

    Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Jackson and Tenggren

    Tawny Scrawny Lion is a Little Golden Book first published in 1952, written by Kathryn Jackson and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren

  • The Storybook Police Archetype

    The Storybook Police Archetype

    Australia has a uniquely trusting relationship with its police force. We might say the image of police here in Australia is based on a storybook image, one which is cultivated in white kids from the time we start reading children’s books. The only feelings mankind has inspired in policemen are indifference and scorn. UN FLIC…

  • Boredom and Storytelling

    Boredom and Storytelling

    Why do fictional characters leave the house? Sometimes it’s because they face a crisis and are pushed into action. Melodramatic stories work like that. Sometimes characters are lonely, wanting friends or romance. Sometimes it’s because they’re curious and there’s a mystery to be solved. And sometimes boredom is the motivator. Stories can begin because characters…

  • Cutaway Houses In Picture Books

    Cutaway illustrations are described by engineers and architects as ‘sectional axonometric’ drawings. They exist to show the viewer the inside of an object, with emphasis on its parts. In picture books for children, the cutaway illustration is quite often educational in its intent, for example to show the reader the inside of an object of…