Written by Mahlon F. Craft
Illustrated by K.Y. Craft, Kinuko Y. Craft
Published by SeaStar Books/ Chronicle Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (September 1, 2002)
This beautiful picture book has most detailed and wonderful illustration. It almost looks like the paintings from the Renaissance. Enchanting art with Fairytale story has accomplished beautiful collaboration. Sleeping beauty is well known story that even made to Disney movie. I think it’s brilliant to have whole new different style of illustration that is very unique and special.
This book doesn’t really talk about diversity in aspects of culture or race. But the unique and gorgeous illustration make this picture book very special and unique. Almost very serious art itself, but I think it’s great for children to encounter variety of illustration to arouse their imagination.
Kinuko Craft’s art: http://www.kycraft.com/prints_and_posters.html
Interview of Kinuko Craft: http://miroirmagazine.com/2016/09/16/exclusive-interview-with-artist-kinuko-y-craft/