Irene Trivas, friend and illustrator of many books, including 16 of mine, passed away on April 21, 2012. Irene was an enormously talented and very prolific illustrator. To all of her art, she brought incredible drawing skill, a ferocious intelligence, a wonderful sense of humor, and deep compassion.
I think the best way I can honor Irene is to show you these qualities in the covers of our books. If you want to see more, here’s good news. Last year Irene agreed to let me put up our books for parents and teachers (with the exception of Learning Though Play and Fathers & Babies) FOR FREE on my website. I feel at peace knowing that as you browse through Irene’s illustrations in these books, her artwork lives on.
Books for Parents and Teachers
1972 Learning Through Play, co-authored with Janice Lloyd, Harper & Row
1977 Supertot: Creative Learning Activities for Children One to three
and Sympathetic Advice for Parents, Harper & Row
1981 Superkids: Creative Activities for Children 5-15, Harper & Row
1983 Birthday Parties for Children*, Harper & Row
1987 The New Kindergarten: Full Day, Child Centered, Academic, Harper & Row
1994 Fathers & Toddlers, HarperCollins
1993 Fathers & Babies, HarperCollins
Books for Children
1975 The House That Dreams Painted, Macmillan
1989 The Green Ghost of Appleville, #1 in the “39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1989 The Best Present Ever, #2 in the”39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1990 Roses Are Pink and You Stink! #3 in the “39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1990 The Best Friends Club, #4 in the “39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1990 Chicken Pox Strikes Again, #5 in the “39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1990 My Sister the Blabbermouth, #6 in the “39 Kids on the Block” series, Scholastic
1994 My First Book of Biographies, Scholastic
1997 Soccer Cousins, Scholastic
*Many of the illustrations in this blog were done by Irene Trivas.