Thursday, April 28, 2011

Who's Awake in Springtime?

I finally got to the library today, and BOY did it feel good. I picked up some fabulous new books - the one above being my favorite of the bunch.
Who's Awake in Springtime, written by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green. Illustrated by Emilie Chollat.
The cover caught my eye immediately - reminiscent of one of my favorite illustrators, Delphine Durand, but less pattern-heavy and with bolder compositions. The interplay between the animals and human character works really well. It's a nicely designed cover too, with all the elements fitting in just so. The text is lyrical and fun to read, a little tour through animals leading to a nice sleepy ending (not a bad choice for bedtime reading!).

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