#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by Quentin Blake for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Roald Dahl, 1997). Although I grew up with different Dahl illustrators, Blake's fresh, free, quirky and confident line serves Dahl wonderfully well.
@MrHtheteacher Good Luck to all year 6 children, and any other kids moving on to new schools. Adventure and excitement await you! Here's our dog Diva listening to a gramophone, to make you laugh (yes, there was a dog treat inside!)
@EveAinsworth The great storm always reminds me of Biscuit the Jack Russell, and Doris, 94. This was a real radio interview. Now animated. Perfection.
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by Gerald Rose for "Nessie the Mannerless Monster" by Ted Hughes (1964). A bonkers tale of the Loch Ness monster on a rampage through London, with colour & B/W pages. Rose's quintessentially 60s-style line-work is a delight, full of detail and wit.
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by Alice & Martin Provensen for “Foreign Lands” in “ A Child’s Garden of Verses” by R L Stevenson (1951). I love the Provensen’s work. Such bold shapes & unexpected colours. As fresh as a daisy, & much imitated. Oh, how I miss visiting Foreign Lands!
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by Errol Le Cain for “Beauty and the Beast” retold by Rosemary Harris (1979). Our garden is full of roses just now, and they always remind me of this pivotal moment in this story. As ever, Le Cain captures the drama and the beauty brilliantly.
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by @michaelahayes22 for “Sunflower Sisters” published by @OwletPress and written by Monika Singh Gangotra, PUBLISHED TODAY! Congrats to all, on a beautiful, warm, tender book, exploring colourism & the bond between women. It’s glowingly illustrated.
@hazelsheekybird @brian_wildsmith The play is often beautiful, and perhaps makes more sense. There are two movies, an older one with Shirley Temple, that is actually very charming, and the 76 version, with Ava Gardner, Liz Taylor, Bolshoi ballet - its a bit bonkers! Here's the older one!
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by @brian_wildsmith for “The Blue Bird” (adapted from Maeterlinck’s play, 1976). Maeterlinck’s play has always haunted me, & this is a dazzling picture book version, based on Wildsmith’s dreamlike designs for the 1976 movie. Amazing colour & texture!
Lovely endorsement for #DrawnToMusic series with @BBCNOW in @ST_Culture today. Season two is an all-American series. Why not watch the final episise, out today for July 4th? It's Barber's sublime "Knoxville 1915"... 🎨🎶🎼🎵 https://t.co/NkvVmAkknh