Monday, August 15, 2011

Sally Rippin: Go Baby Go!

How about a fresh board book from Australia? With the simple injunction to "Go, baby, go," totz will be introduced to locomotion and Australian animals.

Publisher Allen & Unwin paired Sally Rippin's simple text with Ann James' energetic, loose illustrations in what I believe are grease pencil and watercolor wash. It's the latter which captures my attention as verbs like wriggle, sit up, and travel are explored. Ann's lines are incredibly expressive.

The inclusion of a koala, turtle, and joey help to make this collaboration stand out from the crowd. Travel down under and enjoy totz as loveable as your own in Go Baby Go! 

Go Baby Go!
by Sally Rippin
illustrations by Ann James
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2008

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