Monday, August 24

oliver jeffers

Wrote about this artist/ children's book author/ illustrator once before, but a few updates... Oma went to see Oliver Jeffers at the Edinburgh Book Festival last week where he drew figures and spoke non-stop for 90 minutes about his work, what is-coming next, influences (striped shirt on his hero is a nod to striped sweater monster in WTWTA, nice) and much more. Anyway, major thumbs up from Oma and she obtained a signed copy of a Jeffers book we missed The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. (Great "book chomp" styling on these covers.)

We also missed this one earlier in the year, The Great Paper Chase. Lumberjacky images right in our wheelhouse. This is for the kids you understand... These are tougher to find in the States than in the UK but will have to search this one out.



5 comments:

Kevin said...

Have you been to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA? We went for the first time last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The current exhibit of Tomie dePaola's work is excellent.

james at 10engines said...

@kevin, have not been. prob a good 2 hours away...but will put it on the list. thx

Cannonball said...

check out this one- right up your alley, I think and a fave around our house

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HME21EFVL._SS500_.jpg

Oma said...

Going to Book Fest on Friday to hear William Boyd and will pick up a signed copy of The Great Paper Chase if still one there -saw this on Sunday also -Oma x

newgrass said...

Way cool. Heading over to Amazon right now to buy my son a couple of his books.