It’s not like you’re going to find Maurice Sendak here – or not yet, anyway. Publishing vet and mom of two Anna Johnson has assembled five artists for starters, including a nice selection of signed Rosemary Wells illustrations which Max & Ruby fans like my kids will appreciate. Prices go from very affordable up into the hundreds, but there’s also a section of “select prints,” starting at $55 like the Hug monkey from Jez Alborough which is adorable.
I also like the idea of gift sets for children which include an actual book like The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story along with Nicola Bayley’s dreamy print of Mowgli sleeping in Baloo’s arms. What a way to bring a child up in a room that promotes a love of books off the shelves too. –Liz
And if you have your own personal favorite picture book, contact Anna and she can track down a print or original piece of art for you!