Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Feather Collector

A big thank you to my student Federica for sharing with me this beautiful book
by the French illustrator Isabelle Simler. I really enjoy the elegant spareness 
of the compositions, and the interesting balance between realism and stylization 
of the illustrations. Together with a variety of birds and their feathers, 
in each spread we get a peek at a mysterious black cat. This possibly dangerous 
creature at the end turns out to be a feather collector, and his presence 
is sure to make the reading more fun and exciting for young children. 

 Plumes was published last May in France by Éditions Courtes et Longues.


  1. Jay feathers, I love to find feathers. These illustrations are perfect

  2. I really want this book! The illustrations are fab :)



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