Thursday, May 8, 2008
Hello, Day by Anita Lobel - review
Hello, Day by Anita Lobel
The cow says "Moo." The dog says "Woof." What they meant was "Hello, day!"
Later on, the owl said "Whoo-oo." What she meant was, "Good night."
Jeez, Louise, what else do you need? For storytime, for little kids, for bedtime - knocks Goodnight Moon out of the park. The illustrations, done in markers, pencil, colored pencil, watercolors and gouache, are colorful and rhythmic and textured and dimensional. They're like Van Gogh meets Warhol, but beautiful.
Endpaper bonus: gorgeous, dense bands of brilliant flowers. I want a skirt made of that pattern.