The essence of illustration is highly found in children’s books. Children always welcome the art of imagination to written texts. They are always attracted t the world of colors and visual fascinations that comes in the form of cartoon and comic illustrations.
Illustrations do not have its existence alone but they are created to complement any piece of writing to provide a better understanding and clear idea of what is delivered through the contents, whether they come in the form of bedtime stories or funny children’s movies. The illustration is actually the literature itself as the drawings created are directly focused on the idea of the literature provided. Whether they come in the form of funny cartoon characters or depict a historical event, children are taken to a world of imagination where they feel like their favorite characters are given new faces and emotions. Children have a better perception of the story when they go through the illustrations and will get to know the emotions and moods of the characters by the very glance itself. Thus, it saves the time for reading and the effort for understanding things better. They can develop their sense of imagination and observation quickly which aid the overall mental development of the children.
Since small children always require another person, especially their mother to read the stories for them, the cartoon illustrations can be easily understood by them without getting the help of any other. This will give them a power of self-confidence and self-dependability. They will love to acquire knowledge about the cultural and historical heritage easily through cartoon illustrations. Cartoon illustrations are also the best place for them to enjoy humorous situations in their life. It will help in developing the reading habit of children without any pressure. Since a child is always sensitive to colorful pictures, they can understand thing even before they start speaking. They can identify persons easily and can enhance the ability to turn pages. They can also get to know different colors and the color of the objects. Thus, book illustration offers a wonderful way for pre-school children to develop their communicative and cognitive functions. Accurate and perfectly illustrated images can thus have good effect on the development stage of a child.