Influences: A Kiss For Little Bear
What can I say about the beauty and sweetness of Maurice Sendak's illustrations for A Kiss For Little Bear? The charming story is by Else Holmelund. The line drawings look like hand-colored etchings. Maurice Sendak is not only a Master of the Picture Book, he is great at adding and making allusions. Notice his monster he draws which looks like monsters from Where the Wild Things Are. And Grandmother Bear who sits and is dressed like Whistler's Mother. I just love the beauty of the illustrations and the expressions on the hen's face just cracks me up. So much expression on a chicken. I could go on and on about Maurice Sendak. He is one the greats!
2/28/2014 03:01:44 am
I share your love for Little Bear, I cannot pass a Little Bear book up no matter its condition. I sat and looked at my collection and matched its graphics to the things I love in my life-now I know where my passions all came from. The travel, the creating things, clunky furniture, decorative items that look like they are from Europe and the clothing. (did I mention: travel!!! Great work Ann.
2/28/2014 07:47:26 am
Thanks for your comments, Diane. I'm glad you were influenced by Little Bear, too. The stories are just so sweet. I'm glad that when they were made into a cartoon series, that the story and illustrations stayed true to the originals in appearance and 'tone'.
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