Saturday, January 7, 2017
This Is Not a Picture Book (Sergio Ruzzier)
I love how how the pictures could tell an entire story. When he says this one is difficult the pictures are all tricky and complicated objects. When he says some are funny everything on the page is weird and funny. When he same some are very sad, everything on the page is dead and burnt out and seems to have just endured a war.
In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun. While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books. Author-artist Sergio Ruzzier has created a fanciful tribute to books of all kinds. It includes both words AND pictures.