The above is a spread from the Gyo Fujikawa book of my youth "Jennie and Jupie". I adore this book of a little girl's rainy day adventure with a fun little elf-alien.
This spread is so memorable to me, something about the lovely blue gradient and the feeling of a big adventure about to happen. I really enjoy Twitter, and @laurelsnyder asked about memorable spreads many weeks ago. I wondered if this spread influence my future artist. Do you have a favorite spread? How many of us bring our childhood favorites into our present day work? Should you revisit yours and see what it sparks in you?
And I can't help but suggest you check out Twitter if you haven't already. Depending on how you use it, it can be yet another social-media time waster, or an amazing way to network and get top-notch information from your peers in children's books! Check out this blog, KidLitArt to see what you're missing out on - transcripts of the weekly topical chats on twitter.