Auckland City Library
is currently running an exhibition showcasing some of the best of children’s picture book illustration from over the last hundred years. First editions on display include material by Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carroll, and A.A.
Milne, as well as more recent examples such as Philip Pullman and Raymond Briggs.
Personal favourites are the illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac – it is surprising to see how intricate and delightful these drawings are in real life. This is an interesting display for those who love the illustrator’s art and it is fascinating to see how the picture book has evolved over the years. The display is running until February 28th and entry is free.