I received a little treasure in the post yesterday, from Rubinstein, publishers of Dutch Little Golden Books. It’s a calendar for the new year, with illustrations by Richard Scarry. The paintings were first published in My Little Golden Calendar for 1961. My favourite is the one above, a picnic in August. If George Grosz or Max Beckmann had worked in children’s books, might the result have been something like this?
Illustration copyright © Random House, Inc.