Saturday, January 7, 2017

Paintily-rendered Picture Book

The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling, Timothy Basil Ering
The title is somewhat of a mouthful, but it's perfect really.  Every now and then a picture book comes along where the author-illustrator is very justifiably executing both arts.  So often I read a book and think, "That was great art but someone else should've written the story," or vice versa.  It's a crying shame every time.  This is not such a book.  This little tale of magical realism is tender and fable-like.  The visual representation of music as an attractive force speaks to young and old.  It was also very compelling for a book of its kind.  I've found it off the shelf again and again since it was absorbed into our family library -- the girls keep coming back for more.  The hardback edition features a sturdy statement spine and matte cover.  You can officially pick up your own copy from bookstores Tuesday.

Review copy received from Walker.

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