Little Big Books
Edited by Hendrik Hellige & Robert Klanten
is another gem in the very slowly increasing crown of books about picture books and their makers. Another impressively weighty book on the subject, this is not a book to carry around and glance at on the train. What you really have to appreciate is that the makers and publishers of these books are willing to create them at such large sizes, allowing the art work, their subject, to really take precedence. It is all well and good discussing illustration but what we really want is to see it, and the makers of these books know that.