Happy hearts and happy faces,
Happy play in grassy places -
That was how, in ancient ages,
Children grew to kings and sages.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
This beautiful illustration is by the wonderful
Brian Wildsmith, one of my favorite children's book
illustrators. I am completely taken with his use of
color and composition and find his work full of
joy and magic. I just purchased this book,
A Child's Garden of Verses, and all the illustrations
are by Wildsmith. I'll share some more
when I get a chance.