Saturday, February 21, 2015

Crazy Hair by Gaiman and McKean

My daughter worried this one would be too scary too. It depends on your perspective. The artwork combines images of real hair with drawings, and I dig it. The words are a sort of rhyme poem. The story is ... unusual. Unusual enough that I both want to blog about it, but also don't want to give it away.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering

Initially, I was drawn to the art, and my daughter was turned off by it. She was afraid the story would be scary. When she finally let me read it to her, she told me she had looked at it on her own and realized that it isn't scary. The artwork is dark and weird. The words displayed in odd lettering. It is the story of a little boy seeking treasures in Cementland. I am always a little sensitive about cities being depicted as bleek, but sometimes they are. I agree with the book about the goodness of friendship and plants.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wild Berries by Julie Flett

This is another just beautiful book where the artwork takes my breath away. A little boy and his grandma pick berries in the forest. Some words are also provided in the Cree language.