Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) is the intemational competitive exhibition of illustrations for children books.Works reproduced in this edition are illustrations which were awarded by the International Jury on the BIB 2001. 290 illustrators from 43 countries of the world participated at this exhibition. The International Jury awards with prizes: Grand Prix, 5 Golden Apples, 5 Plackets and honourable acknowledgement for publishers. Grand Prix BIB 2001 won Eric Battut from France whose works have a character of paintings and the essence of humour. In his colourful illustrations are shown figures and objects composed on a clear surface, viewed from perspective. Many times awarded Slovak illustrator Jana Kiselová-Siteková won one
of the Golden Apples BIB 2001. She created ethereal and fragile illustrations using fine colours, unusual technique and microdrawings. Although artworks of the two illustrators are different, they reach high artistic and aesthetic qualities which captivated many people. Reproduced illustrations are only short demonstration of illustrated intention variety, creative styles and techniques, which are traditionally presented on the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava regularly from 1967 .
MA Barbara Brathová