Title: The Little Island
Illustrator: Leonard Weisgard
Author: Golden MacDonald (Margaret Wise Brown)
This is a sweet, if somewhat strange, little story. A kitten and an island debate their relative sizes? The illustrations are well-done, if very much of their time. Not jaw-dropping or anything, but nicely done paintings with lots of fun little stuff to search for (great for reading with a little kid!) The colors are muted and the style is very strongly 1940s-50s – sort of simplified realism. This would also be a book to read with a child before a trip to an island, because of the discussion of the island’s connection to the rest of the land.