Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper by Marcia Brown (Caldecott Winner 1955) has crayon, watercolor, and ink with appropriately gentle pictures for the story of a little Cinderella, who pines after the ball. At first glance (the cover) I wasn’t sure about the illustrations, but once I opened the book and saw the coloring of the ink sketches, I was hooked.
I really like how the characters are outlined in ink and then the crayon (or colored pencil) brings out the details. I also like the telling of Cinderella: just right for a young child wanting to read of princesses. (My 3-year-old son has not shown an interest to this point in princesses unless they are on trains, but we may revisit this again since he does enjoy fairy tales.)
Which of children’s books have you and/or your kids read and enjoyed?