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Title: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: jessica-whipple on July 02, 2018, 05:38 PM
There are some picture books whose illustrations are  so deep with detail or unique in style that I love to get lost in them. I’m thinking of titles like these:

If You Lived Here by Giles Laroche — collage, or paper bas relief as I think he refers to it
The Best Tailor in Pinbaue  by  Eymard Toledo — collage
A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna — charcoal, collage
The Usborne Lift the Flap Nativity by Felicity Brooks — clay (If there is a word for still claymation, I don’t know it)
Walk This World - by Jenny Broom and Lotta Nieminen
What Happens on Wednesdays — Emily Jenkins, illust. by Lauren Castillo
This Is My Dollhouse by Giselle Potter — acrylics, I believe

What  are some of your faves? I thought it would be fun to share.

Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: olmue on July 02, 2018, 06:03 PM
Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester. It's in graphic novel format (but it's a picture book) and it's a family's trip around Australia.
Also, anything by David Wiesner!
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: carrots on July 03, 2018, 06:09 AM
I am captivated by Tasha Tudor, especially A Time to Keep and still have a fondness of the busyness and detail of Richard Scarry illustrations. My own children got as engrossed in What Do People Do All Day? and Cars and Trucks and Things That Go as I did!!

 :paint
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: shakira-shute on July 03, 2018, 07:20 AM
Every time I read David Litchfield's The Bear and the Piano to my daughter, we both are mesmerised by his illustrations. They're stunning!
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: Vijaya on July 03, 2018, 08:08 AM
So many great books to get lost in, but esp. Demi's books. Her style is so distinctive and I really love all those illuminated manuscripts.
One of my favorites using sticks and flowers and coffee grounds (for dirt): The Secret by Lindsay Barrett George.
My kids loved Richard Scarry.
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: Claudine Gueh on July 13, 2018, 12:39 AM
I love getting lost in Akiko Miyakoshi's PBs, as well as Matt Phelan's graphic novels - esp. AROUND THE WORLD.
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: onestepp on July 13, 2018, 03:17 PM
Journey and Quest by Aaron Becker
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: Melody on July 14, 2018, 10:24 AM
LET IT RAIN by Leffler
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: JulieM on July 14, 2018, 05:40 PM
Dingo by Claire Saxby & Tannya Harricks
The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: Sue Irwin on July 17, 2018, 11:05 AM
Among my favorites are two books by Graeme Base:

Animalia (1987) - an "amazing alliterative alphabet book" and
The Eleventh Hour (1993) - readers can study his illustrations for clues to an exciting "whodunit"  :invisible
Title: Re: Your favorite “I could get lost in these pictures” PBs?
Post by: Trine on July 19, 2018, 08:43 PM
Oh Yes!
Animalia (1987) - an "amazing alliterative alphabet book" and
The Eleventh Hour (1993) - readers can study his illustrations for clues to an exciting "whodunit"
Fabulous!