One of my favorite things about picture books is the creative potential that comes with the interplay between text and illustrations. The five picture books I’ve selected to feature use this potential to great effect. In each case the illustrations augment the text and give new meaning to the words. Even if you are not an illustrator these books are great examples of how to setup unique interplay.
The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea
Battle Bunny by Jon Sciescka and Mac Barnett Pictures by Matthew Myers
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Ben Clanton is the author/illustrator of such picture books as Something Extraordinary (June 2015), Rex Wrecks It!, and Mo's Mustache. To learn about about Ben and his other books, visit http://www.benclanton.com/.