Monday, 25 February 2019

The Beauty of Burningham, by Pippa Goodhart

I began writing something pontificatious about the wonderful writing and pictures done by John Burningham. But then I thought that, actually, the main point of what I wanted to make was that through the best picture books young children get to meet and know intimately some really top class artwork. Most will probably never look so closely, and think about so deeply, any artwork ever again in their lives. So, to illustrate that point of beauty in books for young children, I've had fun picking out some of my favourite images from books by John Burningham, and I'm now going to shut up and let them speak for themselves ...

Already much missed, John Burningham 1936-2019

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