Category Archives: children’s books and illustrations

Theodor Kittelson, Norwegian artist 1857-1914

Famous for his art of fairy tales, legends and trolls. Here the princess looks like she is delousing a troll. Kittelson’s art looks a bit like it influenced the trolls of Maurice Sendak.  

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“Loki’s Brood” (1905) by Emil Doepler

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Holiday Books and Movies

This fun quiz came from Abbie Lu. Check out her site any book lovers out there. If you wish, take the quiz and link to us! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEASON’S GREADINGS! 1) FAVORITE BOOK/S TO READ DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON? These would … Continue reading

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Collage, Children’s books, and Children’s art- A Lion in Paris

I am not usually a big fan of collage. This is not to say there are exceptions. Here is one exception, which is the artwork by Beatrice Alemagna, children’s author. (in this case for her book A Lion in Paris). … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss What Was I Scared of?

I just wish I could live in this gloomy book. The narrator meets the pale green pants with nobody inside them. Blood chilling illustrations. As Kurtz from Heart of Darkness would have said: “The horror!”

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Hedgehog in the Fog, animated short (and book) by Yuri Norstein

Watch here. Just amazing. The most poetic stop motion hedgehog you will ever see.

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Art by Francesca Yarbusova for Yuri Norstein’s HedgeHog in the Fog

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Favourite Fairy Tales told in Scotland

In this rather disturbing Scottish legend, the sea monster eats a number of maidens (sacrificed to it) before it is killed off and transformed into the Shetland Islands. My five-year old bairn was not too thrilled to hear about  all … Continue reading

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Favorite Fairy Tales told in Scotland, illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Found on Petra’s Cupboard. I own my own copy and it has the best version of Little Gingerbread Man, but it’s some sort of scottish pancake and gets chased by wee bairns in wee cottages with peat fires.

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Little Bitty Raindrop

Adorable children’s story by Peggy Usher, written in 1948. Watch/listen here.

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