Quotes by Esphyr Slobodkina

"The verbal patterns and the patterns of behavior we present to children in these lighthearted confections are likely to influence them for the rest of their lives. These aesthetic impressions, just like the moral teachings of early childhood, remain indelible."
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"I believe that the formative years of childhood are relatively brief but very important segments of a person’s life. The parents, the teachers, the librarians, and, yes, the writers and illustrators of children’s books must take their responsibility most seriously, for the images, the verbal patterns, and the patterns of behavior they present to children in these lighthearted confections are likely to influence them for the rest of their lives. These aesthetic impressions, just like the moral teachings of early childhood, remain indelible. They will, most likely, be the bedrock upon which (or in opposition to which) a person’s spiritual existence, consciously or unconsciously, will be based."
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Books by Esphyr Slobodkina

  • Sleepy ABC
  • 252 ratings
  • October 1st 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers
  • The Wonderful Feast
  • 33 ratings
  • May 1st 1993 by Greenwillow Books

    (first published July 28th 1955)

Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Esphyr Slobodkina

  • Date of birth: September 22, 1908
  • Died: July 21, 2002
  • Born: in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Russian Federation.

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