The stylized approach adheres to its own conventions, rather than striving for realism; not literal. Examples vary widely and it is the style most attributed to picture books.
Written by Carolivia Herron
Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey
Written and illustrated by Mini Grey
Abe Lincoln's Dream
Written and illustrated by Lane Smith
(Roaring Brook Press, 2012)