as a child, and even now, one of my favourite children's book illustrators was garth williams. he just made you feel safe. i've always been most attracted to his animals - their softness, their intelligence. i think it explains why i love furry terriers so much.
one of finn's favourite books right now is "little fur family". finn's book is tiny - like beatrix potter's books - just right for little hands. and this one is covered with fake fur. the inspiration for my latest yarn.