Any writer can tell you about the famous Strunk and White Elements of Style; It’s a classic. I just learned that a new illustrated version hits the shelves today, published by Penguin, which features illustrations painted by Maira Kalman. The lively paintings breathe life into the "discussion of grammatical rules." Here’s what the New York Times had to say about it:
"Ms. Kalman, an artist, children’s book author, designer and illustrator whose credits include the popular "Newyorkistan" cover of The New Yorker, says she had never used Strunk and White as a student but discovered it only four years ago at a yard sale and was immediately struck by its vividness and charm. "Each sentence was so full of incredible visual reference," she recently recalled. "I said to myself, how could anyone not have illustrated this before?""