Sunday, July 11, 2004

"It is a sad thing for adults and children alike if, once we have learned to read, the pictures in our books are sternly removed. They not only add to the pleasure of turning a page, they are the connection through which readers acquire the amazing human attribute of being able to get pictures in the head. And these, of course, are the best illustrations we will ever see."('Drawn to the Story' by Shirley Hughes. The Guardian, Saturday 10 July 2004).