Illustrated books are works of art which could hang on the walls of art galleries, and indeed often the original works often do. I collect picture books like others collect football cards, spoons or stamps and have a small but growing collection of illustrator artwork – some originals, some prints. I have prints or artworks by some of my favourite Australian creators including Narelle Oliver; Stephen Axelsen; Freya Blackwood; Kate Knapp; Shaun Tan; Ann James; Matt Ottley; Bruce Whately and Andrew Joyner.
Today I’m happy to add the (now framed) ‘Lucky’ print by David Mackintosh – who has written and illustrated some of my most favourite picture books in the world. ‘Lucky’ the book is just wonderful and I see a slew of awards in its future; my full review and the uber cool book trailer is here.
Tyson/Mr T wouldn’t move for the photos and as he had a panic attack an hour ago, I can’t bear to move him out of the way so here is my bi-polar dog and my new print.
You can see some of my favourite small pieces of illustrator artwork in PudStar’s Frida bedroom here, several by Narelle Oliver. Narelle gave each of my children a beautiful artwork when they were born (ChickPea’s below) and I have purchased a number of her prints for our home – I rather adore them. Stephen Axelsen in another favourite illustrator and friend.
Are you a collector of artworks? Sculptures? Ceramics? Books 🙂 ?The titles of each book takes you to the Australian based online bookstore Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.