Thursday, September 25, 2008

On The Farm

by David Elliott; Illustrations by Holly Meade

Holly Meade is a Caldecott Honor artist for Hush! A Thai Lullaby, but in On the Farm she uses woodcuts for the first time. The woodcuts are printed in black, then colored with watercolors. I love how the watercolors "spill" outside the woodcut lines. The text is short, simple poems about farm animals, and Holly Meade echoes this simplicity by making her subjects fill the whole page: one big pig, or three big rabbits.

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