Monday, December 08, 2008

Have You Seen the NY Times Best Illustrated Books of 2008 Slideshow?...

If you haven't, here's the link.

I think Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria's The Black Book of Colors is quite amazing, and came across well the way they shot it. The cover on Amazon looks pretty flat and sort of un-amazing. I really want to see this one in person. And touch it.

The striking simplicity of Suzy Lee's Wave also makes me want to run across the street to B&N--and it's nice to see a beach when there's snow on the ground, my skin is dry, my hair is full of static, my lips are chapped, and it gets dark at 5 o'clock. Summer--and humidity--sounds so awesome.

Do you think it would be OK to get everyone on my Christmas list a picture book?

8 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

Wow! Some of those illustrations are just stunning! Thanks for the link.

Vodka Mom said...

They were really spectacular! I especially loved Kadir Nelson's book. However, as a kindergarten teacher I have often wondered why TEACHERS aren't, at the very least, consultants to some of these big publishing houses. Aren't we the ones who read a BAZILLION books a week? huh.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Awesome illustrations! Thanks for posting the link. I'll have to check those out at B&N, especially the WAVE. I am already wishing for summer, and winter just started.

And I'd have to agree with the prior comment. I'm a teacher too, and I would absolutely LOVE to review and recommend books. I have so many favorites!

Haste yee back ;-) said...

Guess my style's come and gone...

http://www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=PYXX

Hmmm....

Haste yee back ;-)

Suzanne Young said...

I think picture books would make great presents! Sort of a fun coffee table book for those that don't have kids. Especially with how beautiful some of the illustrations are.

And even though I don't have snow, the beach sounds nice. Sigh.

Gottawrite Girl said...

I love coffee tables like I love pancakes. Large, luscious photos and illustrations are very decadent to me. No wordy headtrips, just huge splashes of images. I love it!!! Thanks, Alice!

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