Did you know Ruth Krauss and Crocket Johnson were a couple? Can you imagine the picture book landscape without their contributions?! A simple blog post is no way to pay tribute to these giants of 20th century picture books, but thankfully there is a new double biography on the scene. Julie Danielson of 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast interviews its author and highlights some of the contributions of this truly dynamic duo.

But in case you are unaware of who these marvelous people are, I’ll simply provide some book cover images below for you to browse….  (These are some of my favorites.)

The Carrot Seed

Harold and the Purple Crayon (and others!)

A Hole is to Dig

I Can Fly
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