Stylized

The stylized approach adheres to its own conventions, rather than striving for realism; not literal. Examples vary widely and it is the style most attributed to picture books.

stylized
Coretta Scott
Written by Ntozake Shange
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
(HarperCollins, 2009)

stylized
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Written by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Mark Teague
(Scholastic, 2000)

stylized
Thelma the Unicorn
Written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey
(Scholastic, 2017)