“There is a misconception that picture books for children should be packed with colour and decoration on every page. This is like saying a successful piece of music should be crammed full of loud notes. It’s the juxtaposition and build-up of sound that makes music interesting.”

John Burningham talking
about the Shirley books

John Burningham – An Illustrated Life

John Burningham - An Illustrated Life exhibition at Burgh House in Hampstead, will for some be a chance to reconnect with childhood favourites including the