Do you ever spend hours on the WWW following trail after trail? What a silly question to ask of blog readers!
On one of my recent wanders, I followed a link to Scott Gustafson’s site based on this description: amazing illustrator!
What greeted me there so charmed me that I immediately asked if I might have permission to use one of Mr. Gustafson’s images. The answer came quickly...yes! Hence I am sharing with you. If you have time to wander today, please visit and see all the wonderful illustrations shown there. You’ll be charmed, as well.
How fun to see so many old favorites...Mother Goose, The Gingerbread Boy (one of my earliest favorites), and look there! It's Paul Bunyan strolling through those far hills. Last I saw him was in Maine.
Now, I would like to ask you a question or two: Do you prefer books with illustrations or are words alone enough? How did you feel about this when you were a child? Do you have a favorite illustrator? A favorite childhood book?
You might be surprised to know that I prefer books with illustrations even at my advanced age. Currently, I am rereading Stillwater Calendar by Gladys Taber. I am delighted with the illustrations and often look for those matching certain paragraphs and am disappointed when not finding them. I also noticed that some of my favorite adult texts have illustrations...Jan Karon books for example.
Oh, and if you do visit Scott Gustafson’s site would you be so kind to tell me what illustration you like most? Thanks!
Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson for their kindness and generosity.