Books with pervasive illustrations that are a vital, non-interchangeable part of the whole.
Books which combine pictures and text into a work that wouldn't be complete with either of these parts missing. Often, but not necessarily, the illustrator is also the author of the text. Picture Books are often aimed at young children, because they are supposed to help children learn words and reading. Not all picture books are intended for children, though. As a genre of Children's Literature, picture books established themselves in the 19th century. Picture books overlap with Sequential Art. The origin of Comics can be traced to Picture Books. Books where pictures are essential but not pervasive (e.g. author-illustrated books) are covered in Canon Illustrations.
Notable creators of picture books on the wiki:
Picture books on the wiki: