The Color Kittens

Finding this book again after so many years was like opening a little time capsule. All the memories came flooding back. The Provensens' influence can be seen in plenty of contemporary illustrators... so its nice to return to the originals now and again.

Written by Margaret Wise Brown - Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.

Just had to share the cover with the library stickers in all their glory! I scanned this from the Portland Library, very classy. Enjoy your book, "The ____ Kittens".

Just had to share the cover with the library stickers in all their glory! I scanned this from the Portland Library, very classy. Enjoy your book, "The ____ Kittens".

The rather simple use of perspective was enough to convince the child me that there was a whole world in those pages, extending back forever.

The rather simple use of perspective was enough to convince the child me that there was a whole world in those pages, extending back forever.

The color of the sea is debatable, but I'm not going to argue.

The color of the sea is debatable, but I'm not going to argue.

See how they play with the sizes of the trees and houses there. Makes for a nice effect.

See how they play with the sizes of the trees and houses there. Makes for a nice effect.