Wednesday, July 21, 2010

At the library

I'm traveling right now and got to go to the library, a huge and beautiful one by the way! I couldn't help but picture what it would be like to spend the night there all by myself with a flashlight and some chocolate. ;o)

Anyway, I found this adorable book. The author is Margaret Wild and the illustrator is Stephen Michael King. Published by Harry N. Abrams.

The cover just instantly grabbed me but then the story and inside illustrations just stole my heart. It's a loving story of a piglet looking for his mom. It's tender yet fun at the same time. The illustrations are amazing, so alive. The line work is so organic and free as well as the watercolor splashes on every spread. I fell in love with Stephen's style and characters.

This is such a nice book to read with your little one. I highly recommend it.

And here is a great little video of Stephen painting. I like what the fun flying text says too. :o)


Di said...

Wise words: Be brave. Draw fast. Draw bold. Have fun!

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Alicia Padrón said...

I know Di! I thought so too. :o)

Thank you so much Susanne for the award! We really appreciate it. :o)