Today's vintage children's book is The Emperor's Oblong Pancake with illustrations by Gerald Rose. I'm really liking this book and showing more scans that usual. I'm not familar with Gerald Rose, but I do know after viewing this book that he is a GOOD illustrator. His page spreads are interesting, offbeat, nicely balanced, with great use of color and design. His illustrations are offbeat, quirky and loosely drawn - this is a guy to study if you're interested in illustration. I find his work very inspirational. Incidentally, Gerald also worked with his wife Elizabeth on many books that she wrote.
Good stuff here already and we're just to the title page!
Some other Books illustrated by Gerald Rose:
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The Emperor's Oblong Pancake
Story by Peter Hughes
Pictures by Gerald Rose
Abelard Schuman, 1961