The acronym for the society is SCBWI. I joined because I’m interested in children’s books and the SCBWI has many resources available to members.
I’ve read a lot of children’s books as a kid, young adult, and as a parent. I believe that all books are more fun if they have great illustrations.
My uncle Roy was a great believer is giving books for Christmas. One year it was Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and the next Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, both illustrated with exciting pen and ink drawings. Damn…I wish I had those books now!