I think it's amazing that an individual can write their own story & illustrate it. Author-illustrators have to do a lot of work to publish a book. Here are some of my favorites or classic author-illustrators with at least one example of a book they've produced. I respect people who can craft their own story entirely on their own; I wish I could do the same with my children's books! Instead, I've found some pretty talented women to help me out on the illustrations in my books & I think you will all thank me for that! ;)
1. Bill Peet wrote & illustrated Big Bad Bruce, The Caboose who Got Loose, Cowardly Clyde, Farewell to Shady Glade, Smokey & many more!
2. Graeme Base wrote & illustrated Little Elephants, The Water Hole, & Animalia
3. Brian Floca wrote & illustrated Moonshot, Lightship, Locomotive (which won the Caldecott medal award) & The Racecar Alphabet.
4. Penny Dale wrote Dinosaur Rocket & Dinosaur Pirates.
5. Lisa Stubbs wrote Lily and Bear.
6. Don Freeman wrote & illustrated the beloved Courduroy series.
7. Ezra Jack Keats wrote the Snowy Day.
8. Joseph Kuefler wrote & illustrated The Digger & the Flower & Rulers of the Playground.
9. Marianne Richmond wrote & illustrated Be Brave Little One & In My Heart.
10. Bruce Degen wrote & illustrated Jamberry.
11. Daniel San Souci who wrote & illustrated by North Country Night.
12. Eric Carle wrote & illustrated the Very Hungry Caterpillar & the Very Busy Spider.
13. Chris Gall wrote & illustrated Dinotrux.
14. Melanie Watts wrote & drew the Scaredy Squirrel series.
15. Lane Smith wrote & illustrated Grandpa Green (which won a Caldecott award.)
16. Maurice Sendak wrote & illustrated the beloved Where the Wild Things Are.