Baby AnimalsLaura Ann Miller
A Puppet Storybook
1969 -illustrations by Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata
I bought this book with two others by T. Izawa and S. Hijikata. The style of the others two books I bought were different from this one, so I didn’t realize at first what was missing from the front cover. I could see glue lines on the cover of Baby Animals and it definitely made me curious what the cover was supposed to look like. I found out the cover art on many of the books from T. Izawa and S. Hijikata are done with a lenticular 3D card.
Even though the cover on this was missing a part I was happy I had found a little set of books at a thrift store all from the same illustrators. Maybe they were dropped off by a family who once collected and loved these books with the whimsical photographic illustrations from T. Izawa and S. Hijikata.
As I look into other books by these two artists, I’m amazed at the number of titles that were produced. There must have been endless days setting up shots in the studio for all the books –fun little details to work out and sets to design.
“…beautiful color illustrations of adorable puppets in lifelike poses that are en endless delight.”
[…] So, here’s my third book from the puppet photo illustrated series in my collection. I found this one with the lenticular card still on the cover! The ABC BOOK doesn’t give a copyright date or the names of the artists, only that the copyright is by Rose Art Studios. The book is so similar in style to the other books it seems as if the artists would have to be Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata –the size of the book, photo illustrations, and the lenticular 3-D card on the cover all match the Puppet Storybooks. […]