Welcome back everyone! I hope you enjoyed your three day weekend (it's always shorter than you think, isn't it??). If you checked in over here at all over the weekend, I was fiddling around with this darn layout. The text was breaking all wonky and moving as your browser window opened wider. Argh! I think I fixed it (please lemme know if you're having problems reading anything!).
OK, so on to Storytime Tuesday. This week I'm featuring Bernice Meyers. Her work makes me crazy...crazy in a good way. She does the sweetest illustrations and for some reason I just loooove how she draws little hands (sounds weird, but just you wait!). Apparently her early career was in the fashion industry but eventually she recognized her calling: children's book illustration. These illustrations are from the Golden Book Pear-Shaped Hill by Irving Leitner in 1960. Look at the cool textures and, of course, the adorable little fingers holding the butterfly net and birdcage. The snake is pretty genius too.