Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Fabulous Picture Book

Every once in a while I'd like to feature some work by other artists who've honed their "maginating" skills to a very impressive degree.

Today will be Entry Number One which falls to the brilliant picture book, Journey, by Aaron Becker.

This is Mr. Becker's first foray into children's books. Not a bad start considering it's already garnered a Caldecott Honor, New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award, and a Junior Library Guild Selection, to name a few!

To tell it best, here's what he has to say about his book, My debut children's book, Journey, follows the adventure of a young girl who escapes the boredom of home to find a magical realm - in which she can control her destiny with her imagination. Though nary a word graces its pages, it couldn't tell a fuller, expansive adventure. It's an incredible accomplishment and is, in my estimation, one of the best children's books I've ever seen. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the unpredictable possibilities of a childlike, boundless imagination.

Check out if you'd like to know more about his process. Most excellent in every way!