1.06.2011

Our Favorite Author and Artist: Gyo Fujikawa

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Last year, we picked up a copy of Sleepy Time by Gyo Fujikawa at the Alameda Friends of the Library book sale.   Kai and I loved her illustrations right away because they were whimsical and featured Asian babies.  Since then we've also read the Original Mother Goose and A to Z Picture Book.   Turns out we are the not the only big fans of Fujikawa's work.  She was loved by children throughout the 60's and 70's and admired by many designers today. Fujikawa was born in Berkeley and lived until she was ninety.  In her New York Times obituary, she was described as "a prolific author and illustrator of children's books, including some of the first to feature children of many races."


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