Illustrated Children's Books explores the history, design and influence of the children s books which have inspired and enchanted generations. Illustrated Children's Books examines the history, development and design of children s books in great detail from the very beginning. From progressions in colour printing and the emergence of new illustrative styles in the 1960s and 70s, to the iconic illustrations produced in the last ten years. Includes a foreword from the current Children's Laureate Anthony Browne. Published in association with the Book Trust, Illustrated Children's Books provides a rare glimpse into the history and provenance of the characters we all know and love. Iconic characters wandering through the pages of this beautiful book including perennial favourites such as Winnie the Pooh, The BFG, Dogger, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Gruffalo, Babar, Miffy and Captain Pugwash. Explored in terms of cover design, character illustration and book interiors, these much loved stories are brought back to life again in this richly illustrated, hardback compendium. Illustrated Children's Books is a bookshelf essential for designers, illustrators, parents and anyone wanting to take a sentimental look back at their childhood favourites.