Thursday, April 26, 2007
"This is Olivia. She is good at lots of things."
I often judge a book by its cover (hopefully, just books). Especially books for my daughter. Isn't art paramount in a children's book? As soon as I saw the cover of Olivia I had to add it to Isobel's library.
The illustrations are to die for, although the text is witty and charming itself. Written and illustrated by Ian Falconer (an artist for the The New Yorker), the book is simple, modern and full of creative flair. Only shades of black and splashes of red adorn the white background.
Olivia. When I paid for my goods, the lady at the register commented that even she, an elder woman with no kids at home, had added it to her collection.
We bought the board book. I recommend it.