Karoly Reich

I wasn't aware of the Hungarian artist Karoly Reich's wonderful illustrations until recently - or that is, in a way I was, because without knowing about him I already had two of his children's books in our collection. "Let's see the animals", that you see above, is one of them, and this is the other. A reader of the blog pointed out to me that the illustrations were made by Karoly Reich and that he actually illustrated more than 500 children's books. A little google research revealed a treasure trove of beautiful illustrations. "Let's see the animals" is from 1974, it's written in verse and tells a little sweet story about all the animals in the forrest.