While looking around various stores for well-designed children’s board books, most of the time I would come up with nada. It wasn’t until a short time ago, that I found a few that I really fancied. Let me know if you have seen any others that are worth a gander.

The first two are by UK painter Matthew Porter who now resides in the Seattle area. ‘ABC’, is full of happy animal delights and teaches about the alphabet. He used acrylic paints on wood and explores beautiful color combinations, giving it a modern look with vintage charm. ‘Count the Birdies‘ is based after the japanese woodcut style and has detailed blossoms, birdies and fabulous typography.

These two famous artist based books are by Susan Goldman Rubin and published by one of my favorite publishers – Chronicle Books. What a great way to introduce children to art history, while they are young.