Children’s author Margaret Wise Brown was born on 23 May 1910. She is best known for the books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.
Margaret Wise Brown. Brooklyn Museum.
In honor of Richard Scarry’s 92nd birthday, on 5 June 2011:
Richard Scarry Google Doodle
Children’s books from the late nineteenth century have the best illustrations. Here’s why:
They are charming.
From Round the Hearth [and other verses], 1889.
They are nonsensical.
From Lilliput Lyrics. Illustrated by Chas. Robinson, 1899.