Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Thanks to my friend Sheila, who works at B&N and has been cultivating a wonderful kids' book table on the second floor in the kids' department, I discovered this book:

This YouTube video gives you a good sense of the book:

As you can see, there are no words! There are just a lot of fun pictures and little details to look at. On each page, for example, there is a frog and he is always eating something silly... and growing in size as he does! There is a woman looking for a her son... and a boy reading a different book on every page... The board book is a lot of fun. Who needs words! This book will keep a child occupied for a while.

This is what their bio says on Amazon: "Germano Zullo and Albertine are the author and illustrator of numerous popular children’s stories and comics. In 2003 the Swiss duo won the Canal+ prize for their short animated film The Ravioli Box Genie. Germano is a writer and a poet. Albertine is an artist and professor at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva, Switzerland."

I'm interested in seeing what else this duo does.

If you're in the NYC Union Sq area stop by and say hello to Sheila Seward. She's been bringing in some cool books and a lot of stuff that's been out of print and re-printed. Go Sheila!

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