Oliver Jeffers (Irish, born 1977), Stuck Print with Whale, pages 20-21, 2011, digital print, Edition AP 1/5, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. ©2011 Oliver Jeffers.

“The Day the Crayons Quit,” “Stuck,” “Lost and Found” and many more – if your kids love reading books by Oliver Jeffers, don’t miss the new exhibit at High Museum of Art, “Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books.” Even if you’re not familiar with his engaging and humorous work, you’ll soon be a fan. The award-winning artist and author is known for his popular children’s books, which have been translated into over 50 languages and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

The exhibition showcases nearly one hundred artworks, including original line drawings, sketches and finished illustrations from 16 of Jeffers’s picture books, including “Here We Are,” “The Incredible Book Eating Boy,” and “Once Upon an Alphabet.”

In addition to engaging graphics and design elements, the exhibit has reading areas where families can dig deeper into the stories.

The exhibition focuses on Jeffers’s artistic process, character development, and storytelling. It also highlights some of Jeffers’s most popular book series, including those that explore the secret lives of crayons and the relationships of the Huey family, who are inspired by Jeffers’s childhood. Reserve tickets now at high.org.

The Details:
Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
404-733-4400; high.org
Dates: Through Aug. 7
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Tickets: $16.50; children 5 and younger, free.

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