Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anything Can Happen DJ

This is a very rare scan, the cover of Anything Can Happen, the first of the Dizzy & Alison books, published in 1964 and illustrated by Thelma Lambert. As far as I can tell, this is the only Jane Shaw book illustrated by this artist (the sequel, Nothing Happened After All, has no internal illustrations and the front cover drawing is not credited). Ms. Lambert's style is more cartoonish and she makes a point of having Dizzy appear to be exaggeratedly taller than her cousin. Dizzy's good looks are a recurring theme in Alison's narration of both stories.