September 17, 2014

Catarina Sobral: O Meu Avô

I reviewed a book by Madalena Moniz ("Hoje Sinto-Me...") a while ago. "O Meu Avô" (My Grandad) is another novelty published by Orfeu Negro this year. It tells the story of a grandfather, his daily routines and habits and how he spends his time in a very relaxing way. The square format book is brilliantly illustrated (and written) by Portuguese illustrator Catarina Sobral who won the International Award for Illustration at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2014 for "O Meu Avô ". The jury commended her "clear control of composition ... an ability to transmit profound sentiment with pure lines and primary colours ... references to 1950s graphic traditions interpreted with a contemporary slant".

Two more books by Catarina Sobral: "Achimpa" (2012) and "Greve" (2011).

Take a look at the whole range of renowned authors/illustrators published by Orfeu Negro in Portuguese, like Beatrice Alemagna, Madalena Moniz, Delphine Chedru and some more big names like Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, Benjamin Chaud.

Catarina Sobral: O Meu Avô , Orfeu Mini, €12.00, Orfeu Negro 2014, ISBN 9789898327321


Catarina Sobral also made the wonderful book trailers for Orfeu Negro. I wrote about them before.