Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pick of the Week: Wonder Bear

Two kids, a packet of seeds, a night to dream and a bear with magical powers.
This is Tao Nyeu's first picture book and represents her M.F.A. thesis project. A mixture of psychedelic and Art Nouveau-style illustrations depict a wordless fantasy somewhat reminiscent of 1970s book and film illustration. With wordless books and a big imagination, a new adventure awaits "readers". Wordless books are also a neat way to explore your child's inherent creative side - and to tell your own story regardless of your ability and/or comfort level with traditional reading. The story's path and ending are up to you!

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