Monday, June 16, 2008
Sergio Makes a Splash! by Edel Rodriguez - review
Sergio Makes a Splash! by Edel Rodriguez
The cutest penguin since Polly Dunbar's Penguin and Jean-Luc Fromental's 365 Penguins is Sergio, an Argentine soccer fan who is afraid to learn to swim, in this funny funny book by the gifted illustrator of Float Like a Butterfly and Oye, Celia!.
Gifted? Oh yeah. Three colors: cyan, orange, and navy. Woodblock illustration, which yields that luscious porous texture and sticky edge. And what does it say about the design of a book when a two-page spread of blank blue ocean, textureless white sky, and an orange sun the size of a pea is not only interesting but suspenseful as well?
Adult gift alert: nice for anyone embarking on a new career or life change. "Great, next time we'll swim without the floaties!".