The list of 2016 illustrated children’s books today shows some books that have been reviewed by New York Times last year. I just want to share my opinion about those books whether they are good or not especially for our children. As we know, children books may have full of illustrations within them. They make our kids more attracted and interested while reading or listening to the books. It also indicates that children’s books require special element that we couldn’t see on other genres like young-adult or other books that don’t suit with our kids. Let’s have some looks of them below of this paragraph.
A Voyage in the Clouds
The first one of best children’s illustrated books is A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785. This book is preferred for most kids especially who are in four to eight years-old age. The storytelling book with full of illustration can manage their interest in reading a book. This element becomes the most focused thing in this book that is written by Matthew Olshan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. The story begins when the first international ballon journey that is undertaken by Jefferies and his friend Blanchard in 1785. The conflict arises when Jefferies finds Blanchard who wants to remove him from this historical journey. This book teaches our children that the vanity may always result bad thing in the end.
If you need an illustration book that leaves the imaginations in our children’s head, Little Red by Bethan Woolvin is the right choice. This book retells the popular and legendary tale of Little Red Riding Hood. However, it doesn’t seem a straight-line story of Little Red. Instead, it emphasizes that she isn’t afraid at all to the wolf. With unique and simple illustrations, this book retells the story in very different ways and even overcome. The wolf may want to eat the Grandma and Little Red or it was him as the prey of this little girl. Find out the answer through this one of best illustrated children’s books.
The Dead Bird
This is originally a story by Margaret Wise Brown in 1938 and well known because of Remy Charlip’s in 1958 and now it is illustrated by Christian Robinson interestingly and more modern. The story begins when a group of children found a dead bird. This book is an attractive way to introduce how to handle a subject of death, in this case a bird. They don’t only bury the bird but also sing a song as the grief expression. This is far better rather than just bringing them into a funeral. Back to the topic, Robinson really focused on depicting their sadness or expression during the funeral. It is a good point of this one of illustrated children’s books.
There are the three books that have been reviewed and nominated as 2016 best illustrated children’s books by New York Times. I just tried to review them all here so that you may have some interests to them later.