Filed under: History, Humor, Literature, Politics | Tags: Author and Illustrator, Classic Children's Books, Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson (1892-1957) was an American author and illustrator of children’s books. Here we have the Walt Disney version of his classic Ben and Me. He illustrated dozens of excellent children’s books such as The Story of Ferdinand (1936) by Munro Leaf and Mr. Popper’s Penguins (1938) by Richard and Florence Atwater. He illustrated more than forty books by other authors, and wrote and illustrated another seventeen himself.
He was the first person to receive both the Caldecott Medal (for best illustrated children’s book) for They Were Strong and Good (1940) and the Newberry Medal (for best children’s book) for Rabbit Hill (1944). These classic books can be enjoyed by adults as well as children, a helpful quality when you have to read a favorite book over and over to a child.
With all due respect to Walt Disney, I much prefer the books. But here is the Disney version for the Fourth of July holiday. The books are timeless, and highly recommended.
(h/t: Michael Potemra, in the Corner)
Help grow the herd! Share this post!
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to email (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)