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Artwork by Ingvard the Terrible Rockstar
Inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking
Tidbit: Ingvard was inspired by Pippi’s fresh outlook. As he says, “while Pippi is indeed strong (both figuratively and literally!), she’s not stern or serious—she’s always having fun and enjoying life to the fullest. I love that she looks at things from a totally different angle, always questioning the status quo. Great inspiration for anyone, in my book.

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Artwork by Broche Fabian
Inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter’s A Girl of the Limberlost
Tidbit: Broche dreams of publishing a new edition of this out-of-print title (with her own beautiful cover art, of course). I love this sort of dream!

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Artwork by Peter Guckes
Inspired by Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Tidbits: Uncovered Cover Art inspired Peter to try a new style. This illustration was created with indian ink, bordeaux wine, and Photoshop.

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Artwork by Greg Pizzoli
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
And check out the silkscreened version of this fabulous piece!

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Artwork by Alyssa Nassner
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

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The top three cover artists will win a copy of Show & Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration. Voting closes August 30, 2011.
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Artwork by Michelle Romo
Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

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The top three cover artists will win a copy of Show & Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration. Voting closes August 30, 2011.
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Artwork by Julia Sonmi Heglund
Inspired by Robert C. O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

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The top three cover artists will win a copy of Show & Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration. Voting closes August 30, 2011.
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Artwork by Liz Mamont
Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood

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The top three cover artists will win a copy of Show & Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration. Voting closes August 30, 2011.
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Artwork by Lucy Knisley
Inspired by Lois Lowry’s The Giver

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Artwork by Kevin Stanton
Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

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