Neologism…wow, that makes “made-up word” sound so profound.
By picture books do you mean kids’ books that are long on pictures, short on text? Is there an exact definition or does it matter?
When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest has been one of my favourites for a long time, and Trina Schart-Hyman’s (can’t remember how to spell her last name) illustrations for Snow White. (Hate the fairy tale, love the illustrations. )
I have had enough The Little Engine that Could and Are You My Mother? to last my lifetime thrice over, thanks very much.^^
Bill Peet’s books; Peter Spier’s books; James Stevenson’s books; the Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Snip, Snap, Snurr books…Can’t remember any others. Someday I’m going to sit in the sunroom and add some of them to Goodreads just for the sake of it.
Oh, and I loved Richard Scarry when I was young.
*doesn’t like Are You My Mother?, the Mousekin books, or Anno*
“'I don't understand,' said Tipper.
'Can't blame you for that,' said Wizard Fenworth. 'We've been studying it for fifteen years, and our most recent conclusion is that we don't understand either.'” -- Donita K. Paul,