Name: Kate Lilley
Online home: Minieco
My favorite children's book and why I love it: Without a doubt it has to be Meg and Mog by Jan Pienkowski. I have such a lot of affection for this little book (and in fact all the books in the series). They were the first books that I remember reading by myself and I just thought they were really funny. The illustrations are so bright and bold and they really did stick in my head for 30 years or so. It was a really incredible feeling reading them to my sons for the first time.
My children's favorite book: Both boys absolutely adore The Troll by Julia Donaldson. David Roberts' illustrations are wonderful and we always have a good giggle reading it. Shape by Zoe Miller and David Goodman is one of my eldest sons favorites and has been for at least a year now! He's a sucker for a non-fiction book. My youngest son is Gruffalo mad and loves anything with dinosaurs!
An illustrator I adore: Maurice Sendak: I want my whole house wallpapered in wild things. Judith Kerr: "The tiger that came to tea" has been read a thousand times in our house. The illustrations are so wonderfully retro. Quentin Blake: The Twits...hilariously funny. Can't wait til my sons are big enough to read this. Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg & Allan Ahlberg: Again one my childhood favorites....those illustrations stick around in your head forever. Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant. Such a gorgeous book. Again I want it pasted on every wall in my house!
If my life were turned into a children's book the title would be: Little Miss Scatterbrain (yep...I know it already exists but I could write it 1000 times over!)
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