September 28, 2013

1, 2, 3 by Tana Hoban

Two shoes, five fingers and 500 likes on facebook to be counted - thanks so much for joining me! I have another counting book by Tana Hoban for you. You might remember this one.

 Tana Hoban: 1, 2, 3, Newfield Publications 1985

September 24, 2013

Joelle Jolivet and Fani Marceau: Bei Tag und bei Nacht

I wanted this book for quite a long time. You might know it? "Vues d'ici" by Joelle Jolivet and Fani Marceau has been originally published in 2007 by naive. To purchase it in English ("Panorama. A Foldout Book") click here, the German edition is called "Bei Tag und bei Nacht" and has been published by Knesebeck in 2010. I wrote about Joelle Jolivet's penguins books before here. I love her lino-cutting work.

Spread on the ground the fanfolded book is over 4 metres long! On the one side you can travel around the world by day (black on white) and on the other side at night (white on black). Joelle Jolivet and Fani Marceau created together "Zoo-logique" (Seuil Jeunesse) as well and take a look at their latest cooperation: "Dans le livre" published last year by hélium.

September 18, 2013

Ping Zhu

I had to found out who created this book cover by French publisher Helium. It's London-based illustrator Ping Zhu. Visit her website and blog!

Gwenael David: L'incroyable destin de Quentin Libellule, Helium 2013

And another book illustrated by her. Look at the chapter headers!

Tom Moorhouse: Le Chant de la Grande Rivière, Helium 2013

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September 11, 2013

Iela Mari: El erizo de mar

As you might remember I was lucky to find another one by Iela Mari recently. It's the Spanish edition of "Il riccio di mare" which has been published in Italy in 1983. So simple and clever.

Iela Mari: El erizo de mar, Anaya 1999

September 03, 2013

Didier Cornille: Hier und da

Didier Cornille once again. His books are always a pleasure to explore. So beautifully and intelligently illustrated.

 Didier Cornille: Hier und da, Gerstenberg 2010, ISBN 978-3-8369-5327-6

 "Bon Voyage!" has been originally published by hélium.