It’s fun to discover hidden things to spot or personal references in beloved picture books. My husband and I delighted in searching for the mouse in Goodnight Moon with our kids. I think it was my husband who pointed out the red balloon hidden in Goodnight, Gorilla to me. After that, the hunt was on. We loved to figure out what surprises illustrators left to be discovered.
How about you? What things have you noticed in picture books that are hidden away, or, a signature reference, in plain sight by your favorite illustrators? Thanks for sharing!
Things to Spot in Famous Picture Books
Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Look for a white mouse on every color page spread and also check out the clock in the room. It takes mother bunny a full hour to put her baby to bed.