Thursday, September 11, 2008

In a Blue Room

Written by Jim Averbeck; illustrated by Tricia Tusa

Tricia Tusa has illustrated roughly 9 zillion wonderful picture books (check out the recent Fred Stays with Me) but in this good-night story she really shines! She has such a delicate touch with detail and balance. Her art is charming without being sticky-sweet or precious. I love the design of the book: illustrations on one side, the words on the other--until the end of the book when "off goes the lamp and in comes the moon" and the full-page spreads are infused with exactly the right color of blue.

Get the book and slip into some sweet dreams!

1 comment:

Jill Corrente said...

This is a beautiful book--and I think the illustrations do such a nice job of reflecting the story--such a nice story. Reminds me of my kids...