Thursday, January 26, 2017

children's books 88

The Rainbow Book is a collection of poems originally written in Russian by Samuil Marshak (called Poems for Children) and translated by Dorian Rottenberg.  There are lots of fun illustrations for which Mai Miturich won a silver medal at the International Book Illustrators Exhibition held in Leipzig in 1965.  I love the quality of his watercolors and the glow he keeps by using just a few concise strokes.  The groupings of animals and balance of the pages are joyous and playful.