Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Janet's Last Book

Here are some pictures from a touching book about my favourite illustrator, Janet Ahlberg, written as a tribute by her husband, Allan. She died far too young, in 1994, from cancer. Among the books they created together are The Jolly Postman, Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum, The Baby's Catalogue. Her work is so charming, with beautifully observed details. She would have been one of the main reasons I thought of becoming an illustrator, before I decided there would be more job security in the path I chose. Silly logic...
Roo likes this picture because it reminds him of the 'show' he was in at Christmas.

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