My #kidlitwomen Homage Doodles 2/2

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Joan Walsh Anglund

It has been a fun activity this month – thanks for all the support and encouragement!

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Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Inspired by the #kidlitwomen articles and actions during Women’s History Month, I’ve been doodling my Tiger into images from picture books illustrated by a few of my favorites. You can check out the first half (1/2) HERE, or on Instagram, where I also post ‘image packets’ daily from other female illustrators I admire in children’s literature.

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Kris DiGiacomo

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Kelly Light

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Ashley Wolff 

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Pat Hutchins

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Mary Blair

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Isabelle Arsenault 

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Květa Pacovská

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JooHee Yoon

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Lucy Cousins

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Rotraut Susanne Berner

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Helen Oxenbury

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Beatrix Potter

Oldie But Goodie: I Can Fly

I can’t remember where I read about this but I put it on hold at my library, and fell for it as I pulled it off the hold shelf. It had this cover, albeit without the odd smudge. Neither the author (Ruth Kraus) nor the illustrator (Mary Blair) is noted on the front, and I wonder if that was typical at the time of this reprint in 1966 (First published in 1950).

But I found this Golden Book cover online too, and wonder if Mary Blair was okay with this – because I’m not:

And this very early Jan Brett book – though I don’t know if the text is Krauss’, but hey, I’ve not seen an ‘early’ Jan Brett before!

Back to the book – it’s an abridged edition (of a PICTURE book?), so I have no idea how much of the original is missing. It opens with A bird can fly. So can I. It rhymes without a consistent meter pattern, but the text sings and as you can see the illustrations do too. I find it as fresh and invigorating as any of the new books!

Off to find the full version!