As far as I know this is Laurie Glick's only published book. You may recognize her art because she did the cover of the album Free To Be You and Me which became the famous television special. She also did the occasional illustration for Ms. magazine in the 1970s. In fact, an abridged version of The Last Forest also appreared in Ms.
The Last Forest is a cautionary environmental tale set in the future. Fern, a forest ranger,, tries to save the animals' last refuge as the residents of earth threaten what remains of a forest. In the end, the people retreat and instead chooses to rebuild the forests by replanting in their cities. Glick tells the simple story beautiful with her unique style which flows over double page spreads.
Energy from the Sun by Melvin Berger. Illustrated by Giulio Maestro. 1976, Crowell.
This was part of a science book series for young readers. This one focuses on the Sun and how it creates energy to sustain life. The illustrations here are of course the standout for me. Maestro was a professional illustrator, who did the art for many children's books including other books in this series. His range of styles is diverse from project to project. I like the style he employed in this book. The bold, cartoony line and the limited color palette make it memorable. Just a beautifully designed object that stands up well next to more well-known artists like Chwast or Glaser.
The Hare and the Tortoise. adapted by Arthur Friedman. 1981, Troll Associates.
This is a retelling of the famous Aesop tale by Arthur Friedman. Friedman did many books in the 1970s and 1980s and he is probably most well-remembered for creating the Count Morbida puzzle pages that appeared in Scholastic's Dynamite magazine. Friedman also illustrated a variety of Jewish themed picture books. I love his whimsical style.