From New York Times Book Review, another endorsement for books with illustrations
Posted December 7, 2010on:
I wasn’ the only person horrified by an October 2010 New York Times Article article about waning sales of picture books (resulting from chapter book snobbery of parents pushing their kids to read “more advanced” material) causing publishers to curtail their support of the genre.
This past Sunday’s New York Times Book Review published an article by Leah Hager Cohen reviewing Maira Kalman’s new illustrated book for grown-ups and weighing in to support the use of pictures in books, not just to add entertainment, but to add a dose of the sublime…
Article from NY Times Book Review about Maira Kalman’s illustrated book for grown-ups, including a wonderful endorsement in support of the illustrations in books:
From the article by Leah Hager Cohen,”…Words are nice, but pictures are sublime. Picture books provide a portal not only to the love of literature…rich with sensory-emotional connections and lying, crucially, beyond the reach of language…From such explorations we may emerge wiser, rounder…Human-er.”
In this article, Leah Hager Cohen reviews Maira Kalman’s new book,
Maira Kalman has illustrated at least one Singable Picture Book,