Thursday, August 13, 2009
I've mentioned 2008 Caldecott medal winner, Brian Selznick before, who wrote and illustrated, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic Press), but now that I've read the book I wanted to share some of the amazing illustrations I enjoyed in it. This book really is a little treasure, well...not so little, over 500 pgs., but as you read it, you actually feel like you are watching a classic French movie. Mr. Selznick has an uncanny way of lassoing the mind and dragging it into the magnified black & white illustrations where you find yourself nose-to-nose with his characters, and can better absorb and appreciate their growing and changing emotions. Go buy the book!