Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The story of giraffe by Ronald Hermsen

The illustrator of this book, Guido Pigni, is an award-winning graphic designer in his native Italy. It is his simply lovely artwork that saves this book. Hermsen has written a very cute story, however, I can only assume it is bad translation(the author is Dutch) that makes the text so wooden and unappealing. Short, choppy sentences do not do justice to the lush imagery Pigni gives the reader. Buy it, but make up your own story to go with the pictures! -Rhiannon

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