Sunday, April 17, 2011

What do these books have in common?

This will be the first of a series of posts on a particular topic. I'm going to show you some images, book covers, illustrations - a variety of artistic styles used for books published here. All of these books are delightful, meaning that word exactly. The illustrations bring delight to the eye and the heart and the mind.

Illustration by Hope Wheeler for text, Careful, Carefree by Kellie Magnus

Illustration by Wayne Powell for text, I Can, We Can, by Claudette Carter

Illustration by Rachel Wade for story, Another Family by Tania Case
What do they all have in common? They are all done by Jamaican artists. They have all the qualities that illustrations for children should have which I wrote about in a previous blog. They are us! They are our lives. They were all produced by the Ministry of Education in Jamaica.

Illustration by Marlo Scott for Can You See Them? Text by Suzanne Francis Brown

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