Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gyo Fujikawa: Fat Babies and Delicate Pixies

I love illustrations by Gyo Fujikawa. She was a Japanese illustrator and author of children's books, who did the book "Oh, What a Busy Day!"(below)
It was published in 1976 and was my favorite picture book. I read it to my son all the time now.

Fujikawa was one of the first people to include children of other races in her books, before it was politically correct to do so.

She does great pictures of fat little babies and also fairies and neat magical things.

photos courtesy of Bootsieking on flickr