When I saw Dell Publishing's 1962 Look and Learn Spanish recently, I had to have it -- not because I really want to learn Spanish (though that might be a pleasant side effect), but because Aliki Brandenberg's little illustrations are the most charming slice-of-life instructions I've ever seen. I just had to share them.
Her friends live in an overcrowded apartment building! This is why I love Brandenberg's style; I get the impression of dense urban living contrasted with youthful bliss here, and it's really just a very simple drawing.
Text copyright Francisco Ibarra. Illustrations copyright Aliki Brandenberg. Look and Learn Spanish, Laurel Edition copyright Dell Publishing.