I love the artwork of Gyo Fujikawa. She’s illustrated and authored over 40 children’s books — a Mother Goose Collection, a Poetry Collections, a Fable Collection, and on and on — and each one looks so comfortable and familiar to me. I assume this is because much of her work was originally published when I was a child.

Two things I especially love about her work: She was a real pioneer of multicultural children’s books, showing children from lots of backgrounds interacting together long before it was politically correct. And her illustrations typically feature many tiny things to discover, which is something that my children seem to love.

If you do a search on Amazon, you’ll see that some of her work is out-of-print, but still available from smaller booksellers, and other books have been recently reissued.