today is a beautiful november friday for some illustration talk. remember eloise, the little girl who lives in the plaza hotel? how about the mrs. piggle-wiggle series, which included cures for the never-want-to-go-to-bedders, the slow-eater-tiny-bit-taker, the heedless breaker, the waddle-i-doers. what do these books have in common?
one of my favorite illustrators. her drawings are so dainty and detailed, and she gives her characters the best shoes (e.g. mrs. piggle-wiggle's spectators in the bottom illustration). her eloise illustrations are brilliantly old-fashioned and sweet, with a dash of sass and spice. if you haven't read the mrs. piggle-wiggle series, you MUST! or at least you should read it to your nieces and nephews, or your children, or your grandchildren.
or really anyone who will listen.