Stripes and Spots by Dahlov Ipcar is one of my very very favorite picture books. I love the specific color palette. I love that all the animals are realistic but look friendly and happy. I just love every page of this book!
Upon making this post, I looked to see what else Dahlov Ipcar had done. So many beautiful picture books!! I found that she lives on a farm in Maine, is 95 years old, still painting and showing in galleries. A prolific artist and an inspiring woman.