Every now & then I like to hunt for beautiful & inspiring Children’s Books for my Nephew and for myself. My idea of inspiration is if the illustrations are enchanting & captivating with interesting text design then the child will learn something through visual stimulation. All three of these books have that quality and all three are unusual in that they are not formatted in a basic and regimented educational way but they are more flowing & speak to the imagination to allow the child to learn through independence, enabling them to create their own sense of the world.
In regards to myself, I realised I have a guilty pleasure in treating myself to a picture book once in a while and this is because not only does it inspire my own illustrations as an artist and I am interested in a more Holistic & Humanistic approach to education & life but also my own life is so heavy with work & study involving psychology, therapy, mental health & teacher training plus philosophical novels by my bedside like Anna Karenina & ‘The Signature of all Things’ I kinda need a break and I enjoy reverting my mind back to being child-like and flipping through the picture book’s pages because it soothes my mind. Just looking at the colours & textures encourages my brain to naturally day dream and if you suffer from insomnia I recommend having a read of a picture book as it is really soothing, it’s a really lovely way to help your mind & body relax and drift off to sleep and because picture books are over-loaded with wondrous colours and patterns you can be sure to have sweet dreams too.
If you liked the three picture books I showed you today, you can buy them from the links below.
And if you want to see more beautiful children’s books view this blog post here.
In between work, study & dance I am also sketching, researching & drafting future children’s books, one for my Nephew, one about a Mermaid, for Special Needs and another will be a book of poems called ‘Hello Magical World!’, it may take a while to finish all of these but they are on my To-Do List!
If any local & international artists who has created a children’s book and wishes to send me prints or a copy to review & promote on my Blog, contact me through my contact page.