Once upon a time, color photography was cost prohibitive to print in books. Hence color photos would only been seen on a smattering of pages here and there. But when digital photography grew and color printing costs decreased, people stopped buying books with black and white photography and started demanding colorful pages!
The floodgates consequently opened and what we’re seeing now is a variety of different types of children’s books that use everything from handmade models to wildlife to cut paper techniques. Few of these really harken back to the 1950s and 60s big books of photography. Few, that is, but Lulu and Pip.
To read School Library Journal’s full review of LuLu and Pip as well as their take on photography in kid lit, check it out here!