Saturday, August 9, 2008
The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy, illustrations by Nancy Devard - review
The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy, illustrations by Nancy Devard
Here's another book that must have crept right past me. A simple story about gossip and trust, it is brilliantly illustrated in black and white silhouettes, with a transparent red balloon representing the secret.
An excellent book to have on hand when some hurtful rumor runs rampant through 2nd grade. And I will be looking for more from Nancy Devard - those silhouettes are full of personality and life. Using this old, old technique, she has captured gesture and attitude to give us the very kids I see in the children's section every day.