Last night I had a lovely evening at Books Illustrated, meeting Davide Cali, chatting with other picture book enthusiasts and poring over a beautiful collection of books from the Bologna Book Fair collected by Ann James and Ann Haddon. In my excitement of taking photos of some of the images I forgot to take photos of all the covers, so I am sorry to say I have not been able to credit all the wonderful illustrators. Most of them were in different languages, which was a bit tricky for me to be able to read too! The books were amazing, the brave illustrations, layout, the thick gorgeous paper they were printed on, the ink, the textures of the covers. Heaven!
This book above was enormous and luxurious!
These little monsters were printed on transclucent paper, so as you turned the pages you could see hints of scenes to come. Clever and entertaining.
We were fortunate to share in admiring this treasure trove!
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