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!".

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