A few years ago, I came across the delightful Belle & Boo illustrations by Mandy Sutcliffe. I fell in love instantly. They took me back to my childhood, and revived long-held memories of listening to my mum read Milly Molly Mandy to my sisters and I as we devoured the simple images on the page. I would suggest the Belle & Boo images are flavoured or inspired by the drawings of Joyce Lancaster Brisley. I’m in love.
So you can imagine my joy last week when I came upon this gorgeous book, Belle & Boo and the Yummy Scrummy Day, by Mandy Sutcliffe, featuring her Belle & Boo illustrations. I honestly don’t care what the story is about. The pictures are enough. (But the story is sweet too!) It is true. Pictures speak a thousand words.
I’m also a big fan of Anna Walker, and Freya Blackwood. Both are design heroes of mine.
Do you find yourself captured by illustrations?
Who is your favourite illustrator,
and what books have they collaborated on?
Add your choices to the comments.