Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books

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The Importance of Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books

Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny is probably one of the most popular children’s books of the last two generations. Readers love the gentle magic of the words, and loving pictures. The illustrations of Brown’s children’s books fulfill the concerns and emotions of the child reader. Clement Hurd was the illustrator of The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and many of his own books. The Dream Book is another children’s book written by Brown and illustrated by Richard Floethe. Floethe has a very different style of illustration than Hurd. Floethe has illustrated many of Brown’s books and has won many awards. Although done by different illustrators they both use vivid colors to help bring out the imagination of the children’s mind.

Richard Floethe’s style of illustrations is very interesting. Floethe’s illustrations in The Dream Book are very dream like which would explain the title of the book. Every page in this book is illustrated with a starry night in the background. There are pictures of th...
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