It’s July. It’s good to be outside.
illustration by Rudolf Mates from A Forest Story
Ride your bike.
Julie Paschkis – Out for a Spin
Everything is better outside. Eat outside.
illustration by William Steig for Sylvester
illustration by Hedwig Sporri-Dolder for Hinderem Bargli
Climb up high.
illustration by Alois Carigiet for Florina
illustration and poem by Julie Paschkis for Vivid
Yevgeny Rachev 1900
Baba Yaga by Ivan Bilibin
Maybe go fishing,
illustration by Chris Raschka for Fishing in the Air
or explore an island.
illustration by the D’Aulaires for Ola
Read a book.
Charles Knight 1809
Or listen to a story.
illustration by Rudolf Mates for A Forest Story
Take a nap on the grass.
illustration by Hedwig Sporri-Doldi for Hinderem Bargli
Or sleep outside for the whole night.
Stop looking at this screen or any other screen. Go outside! You might even float away.
illustration by Wm Steig for Gorky Rises
Our weather here today would make the characters in the first two illustrations happy!
Better for frogs than people?
Thanks for this wonderful post! Love all the illustrations. 🙂
Thanks! I hope you are stretching out and enjoying your summer.
LOVE this compilation! 😀 EVERYthing about it ❤
Wonderful illos – but it’s too hot out there!
That’s what my east coast family has been telling me – I shouldn’t rub in how lovely this Seattle summer has been. We paid for it with raindrops over the winter.
I’m in CO, where we would like a few more raindrops now and again!
I’ve the variety of ills. Several reminiscent of Feodor Rojankovsky (had to check, got last name spelled correctly, but thought it was Fyodor! )
A youth libraruian from 1973-2007
Missing kids, books & bringing them together
Need to correct spelling
Thanks for your message. I am fan of Rojankovsky too! I included some of his illustrations in a post a few years ago called Bugs Abound. Here’s a link.
I really appreciate all the posts that you make and the images of illustrations from books published in lands far from me in Australia, and those from vintage books that I have never seen. Today’s are wonderful and inspiring, as always. Many thanks!
Thanks! I’d like to see more Australian illustration. I sure enjoy Australian TV and movies.