Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Farm: James Brown

How about a most traditional board book for this week? James Brown, former textile designer, offers a beautiful rendition of animals in his work, Farm.

With raised ink, Brown depicts a single animal on the right with an accompanying collage of the animal on the left. There's a vague hint of Escher, actually. The lino cut paper texture is wonderfully caught in the illustrations.

The visual appeal of Farm is high and will attract your tiniest totz as well as those a bit older, learning about farm animals.

by James Brown
Candlewick Press, 2013

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