Alison Jay: Making reading more interesting


Alison Jay is an awesome illustrator of children’s books. Timmy has his favorite books on his shelf, and I have my favorite books on his shelf too. Most of them are the books illustrated by Alison Jay. Here are two of our Alison Jay books.

{Pretty art in Alison Jay’s books}

According to, Alison Jay uses “a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an aged appearance.” Her illustrations do have that warm, vintage vibe. I love it! Here’s a cute orange kitty cat up close with one of Timmy’s cute orange kitty cat toys.

{Is that a portrait of me-ow?}

Alison Jay’s art is so relaxing. She has a whole bunch of books. Type in “Alison Jay” in Pinterest search and you’ve got a great wall of her art.

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{Alison Jay Search Results on Pinterest}

One of the books of hers that I want to buy next is “If Kisses Were Colors”. I took a sneak peek when I was at the bookstore today. It was expectedly heartwarming, the illustrations expectedly charming. That’s definitely going on my wishlist! For now, I will content myself with her art in the books we have.

{Beautiful images make learning more fun!}

Her beautiful illustrations definitely make reading more interesting! We’re looking forward to building our collection of Alison Jay books.

Do you have a favorite children’s book illustrator? Author? Come share!

4 Comments on Alison Jay: Making reading more interesting

  1. A Gracious Life
    May 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm (10 years ago)

    It’s lovely how you appreciate the work of such a talented illustrator. ☺️ Indeed, such creation makes the reading experience more wonderful.

    • Toni
      May 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm (10 years ago)

      Beautiful images make storytelling so much more engaging! <3

  2. maqui
    May 6, 2014 at 11:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, I can’t decide who is my ultimate favorite illustrator. We collect the top 100 children’s books ( the list is in my blog if you are interested to see), and have spent countless hours looking at beautiful pictures. Here is what comes to mind

    David Shannon – No David, How I became a pirate
    Graeme Baese – Animalia, Snailing Ship
    Audrey Wood – Napping House, The Mouse, The Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
    Karen Katz

    • Toni
      May 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, maqui, for these leads! 😀


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