10 March 2015

Attention to Detail

Anyone recognize this cutie?  Can you name the book where this illustration is from?



One of my favorite things about picture books is all the little details that illustrators work into their artwork.  Problem with this is that some of the loveliest and most whimsical illustrations go undetected for years.  For example, I've read the above book hundreds of times and didn't notice this little mouse until just last week.

So, in an attempt to pay closer attention, I'm trying out a new feature called Attention to Detail where I pick out a small piece of an illustration and see if people can identify the book.

So do you have what it takes?
Can you figure out which classic picture book this little mouse is from?

Answer after the jump:






Answer: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead