Children often rush to outgrow picture books and advance to more complex reads. However, more than just being educational, these illustrated books blend word and image perfectly to tell a compelling story, simplify complex concepts or explore challenging emotions.
This showcase features selection of picture books, some classically beloved while others amongst our personal favourites, which highlight the incredible stories and plethora of art styles found in children’s literature.
From these, we have identified representatives phrases have reinterpreted them through illustrations from our own perspectives - as creatives, adults and parents. Fundamentally, we aim to introduce visitors to picture books as a powerful form of literature and art that can open minds and bring change, a reminder of what they used to do for us a children.