Most people know Mercer Mayer for Little Critter…
But he’s also done some really fabulous picture book illustrations for classic stories like Beauty & The Beast (pictured above) and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. There is an illustration of the rose that is the catalyst for this story, that is so gorgeous you complety understand why someone one would risk plucking it.
Beauty & The Beast by Marianna Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer