<ul><li>I used to dream up stories and </li></ul><ul><li>illustrate them for my younger sisters, </li></ul><ul><li>Patti and Martha. We called the </li></ul><ul><li>activity: "Telling Stories on Paper." </li></ul>Steven Kellogg
"From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.“ --Leo Lionni Leo Lionni used cut paper collage techniques to make his illustrations
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar , has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world.
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others. She is known for her beautiful borders that surround her illustrations.