In fact, here are seven recently published illustrated books from authors and artists who elevate the medium in vibrant and unexpected ways. Here's some summer reading that's easy on the eyes, but not necessarily the mind. Artist Kaye Blegvad is a prolific maker of jewelry, home accessories, and apparel. Other times, she illustrates books. In her latest, Dog Years , she relays living with depression to taking care of a bad dog.
9 Picture Books For Adults That You'll Probably Find Painfully Relatable
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Katherine Rundell on how the best of them can ignite the imagination of all readers, whatever their age. But I do know, with more certainty than I usually feel about anything, what it is not: it is not exclusively for children. When I write, I write for two people, myself, age 12, and myself, now, and the book has to satisfy two distinct but connected appetites. My year-old self wanted autonomy, peril, justice, food and above all a kind of density of atmosphere into which I could step and be engulfed. My adult self wants all those things, and also: acknowledgments of fear, love, failure. So what I try for when I write — failing often, but trying — is to put down in as few words as I can the things that I most urgently and desperately want children to know and adults to remember. Those of us who write for children are trying to arm them for the life ahead with everything we can find that is true.
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Locomotive Caldecott Medal Book. Step inside the pages of a little girl's magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.
November is Picture Book Month! Adult picture books can range from humorous, not-quite-comics or satires of beloved childhood favorites to being nearly-graphic-novels. Some will make you laugh out loud while others will educate and inspire. It worked like a charm.