Among the numerous illustrators of I, Paul Bransom’s standout because his portrayal of the character tend to look like animals they are. This is especially evident ion the flyleaf illustration of the “The River Bank.” Others of Bransom’s are more anthropocentric, but this is a standout (though its nearly monochromatic coloration is a bore.) For a livelier example see my PicnicWit post for the meeting of Water Rat and Sea Rat in “Wayfarers All.”

Featured Image: Paul Bransom. “The River Bank,” In Kenneth Grahame’s’ The Wind in the Willows. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913.