Sunday, 28 June 2015

"Good Housekeeping's Cookery Book" Illustrations By Fred Reeves and Douglas Woodall (published by Ebury Press London 1948 - this edition 1962) - Part 3

I don't have any information on these illustrators. There is no indication in the book about which pictures were produced by each artist. I suspect that one of the two artists would have been responsible for the various informative and instructional pictures while the other did these beautiful, decorative illustrations - and there are many more. A very thorough book with information on every type of meat, fish, cheese etc as well as advice on utensils, pans, cookers and even a kitchen layout! Some of the recipes don't look too healthy to me though, and the colour photos of the dishes are enough to put you off attempting any of them!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

"Whiff" by Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Russell Ayto (Picture Corgi Books, London 2000) - Part 2

This book should be a classic if it isn't one already! A simple story about accepting - and embracing - the differences between various species (and obviously among us humans!). The cute little pig of the story is plagued by hundreds of flies (and bad smells) that follow him everywhere, causing nuisance to any new acquaintances... Until he finds somebody who really appreciates all those flies!

 This beautiful and very funny story is made even better with Russell Ayto's brilliant drawings. Ayto (born 1960, UK) has been my favourite contemporary children's illustrator for some years now. This short biography on wikipedia is good for reference on the many books he illustrated:

Thursday, 11 June 2015

"Die Leute von Seldwyla" By Gottfried Keller (Published by Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Germany 1957 - first published in 1874)

I bought this book purely for its cover as I can't read German! I wish I could find out who the illustrator was - just love all the characters as well as the whole design of the cover! The book is a collection of  5 short stories and, according to wikipedia, is one of the author's best known works, Gottfried Keller (1819-1890, Switzerland)