Today we celebrate International Children’s Book Day. Throughout history books have always maintained an importance in our lives, and who can forget the old days of being read to as a child? Well if you recognise any of the following characters we have re-illustrated, you clearly had a great childhood…
Here we have no other than Piglet and Winnie the Pooh! Created by A.A Milne and illustrated by E.H Shepard. It was originally published on the 14th October 1926. The book focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. A huge success of a book and an all time favourite of millions, including us!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969. Following the journey of metamorphosis, the caterpillar eats his way through several meals and eventually comes out as a beautiful butterfly! A fun and educational tale.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Lewis Carroll. It is all about a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.
Originally published in 1901, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he continuously gets into trouble with Mr McGregor as he is chased around his garden. He eventually escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after offering him chamomile tea.
Now for the newest of the bunch, The Snail and the Whale is a 2003 children’s picture book written by former children’s laureate, Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by longtime collaborator, Axel Scheffer. This story follows the journey of a small snail wanting to explore the world, and hopping on the tail of a whale to sail the seas.
written and illustrated by Erin O’Farrell