I’ve always said, “A children’s book is only as good as the illustrator.” One of my very favorite illustrators is, Mr. Charles Fuge. I’m pretty sure, he could take a story about a napkin who got lost at picnic and make it totally great, just by creating pictures that were absolutely awesome!
I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I need to write a book. I personally think that most of my humor would be lost on most kids…too bad most adults don’t read picture books:). Even if I did write a book, I for sure couldn’t do my own illustrations!
I decided a few weeks ago that I would work on this post and illustrate my point by comparing my drawing skills to that of a professional. I went out and bought my very own colored pencils. (The kids thought they were for them…no, silly!) Here’s my rendition of one of the books that was illustrated by the great Charles Fuge. Just in case you can’t tell…mine is on the right:)
Here are a few books that he has illustrated. All are great stories made even greater by Mr. Fuge’s vivid illustrations:)
- Sometimes I Like To Curl Up In A Ball – By Vicki Churchill
- Yes We Can – By Sam McBratney
- Three Little Dinosaurs – By Charles Fuge
- A Lullaby For Little One – By Dawn Casey
- I Love It When You Smile – By Sam McBratney
If I ever do write my own book, I may have to take a trip to jolly ol’ England and look up Mr. Fuge. Maybe I’ll luck out and he won’t call the cops because I’m stalking him:)
That Book Mama