Brian Wildsmith was raised in a small mining village in Yorkshire, where, he says, "Everything was gray. There wasn't any color. It was all up to my imagination. I had to draw in my head..."
Since those early days, Wildsmith has created more than 200 picture books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 1962 he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, Britain's highest honor for a distinguished picture book. Wildsmith is deservedly known as one of the greatest living children's book illustrators.
The Brian Wildsmith Museum, which showcases his illustration work, was founded in Japan in 1994. VISIT Brian Wildsmith's website here.
Wildsmith’s stunning art is the backdrop for this revised selection of Robert Louis Stevenson's poetry for children. In print since 1885, Stevenson’s poetry captures the joy and whimsy of childhood. This new edition is deservedly a classic. View Details
Learn the alphabet on an animal safari! Brian Wildsmith’s vibrant illustrations of animals from around the world provide children with a fun and exciting way to learn their ABCs. The amazing facts about animals A to Z will entertain the entire family. blabla View Details
After mistaking the basket of a hot-air balloon for a cozy den, a brown bear goes on an unexpected adventure in a big city. When the balloon lands at the start of a colorful parade, the crowd embraces Bear—so very lifelike!—turning him into an instant celebrity. From talk-show hosts to helicopter pilots, everyone wants to meet the funny man in the bear... View Details
All Daisy the cow wants is to see the world. Peeking in through Farmer Brown’s window while he watches television, she is awe-struck by all of the exciting places beyond the farm. One day, when the gate to her field is left open, Daisy’s wish comes true. After a chance encounter with a movie producer, Daisy is transformed into an international star.... View Details
A retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ beloved tale about an old donkey who leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he hopes to join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With a bray, a bark, a meow, and a cock-a-doodle-doo, they become fast friends and decide to travel together to Bremen—getting there leads to great unexpected results. View Details
Woodpecker and Owl are neighbors, but not friends. Woodpecker's noise disturbs Owl's daytime sleeping. The feud gets so big that the other animals try to intercede. But Owl has a change of heart when Woodpecker's bravery saves his life. View Details