Saturday, October 13, 2012
COUNT ME IN: A PARADE OF MEXICAN FOLK ART NUMBERS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH by Cynthia Weill with ceramics by The Aguillar Sisters. Arte Publico, 2012.
Take a glance inside this counting book:
Here is a concept book that covers a lot of territory: numbers, dual languages, and folk art. An afterword gives readers information about the artisans who created the ceramic figures in the illustrations. Imagine having a class using different forms of folk art for illustrating their own books? Include looks at Leo and Diane Dillon, Stephanie Calmenson, and others. <551>
LOOK...LOOK AGAIN by John O'Brien. Boyds Mills Press, 2012.
In a series of double page spreads across 6 chapters, O'Brien provides textless and nearly textless visual comics. Cows, clowns, chefs, doormen, and others populate the pages which will leave readers laughing when they catch on. <552>
SPOONFUL by Benoit Marchon with illustrations by Soledad Bravi. Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
Originally published in French as Bon Appetite!, this die-cut board book shows a spoonful of food feeding all manner of beings from worms to witches and from dinosaurs to astronauts. Before long, baby has eaten it all. <553>