In another life, I’d love to have the exceptional drawing ability to be an illustrator. Sarajo Frieden and Bonnie Dain are two illustrators I’ve come across recently. Sarajo’s use of text with her whimsical drawings make me wish all maps looked like this. And, Bonnie’s use of layering and black ink line make me want to whip out the ink pen and watercolor set. Both of their styles are wonderful for modern day kids books (and for grown-ups, too)!