July 6, 2021

The Best Cat in the World by Leslea Newman

A prolific artist and illustrator, Ronald Himler has had one of the most high-profile careers in children’s literature. In addition to his original self-illustrated books and the hundred-plus books he has illustrated for writers such as Eve Bunting, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Byrd Baylor, and Ellen Howard, Himler has also created cover art for dozens of young adult titles. In creating his images, he employs a variety of artistic media, including watercolor, oils, gouache, and pencil. His characteristically gentle and sensitive depiction of the meaning behind numerous stories and poems has opened a window for young children onto the magical world that surrounds them.