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.



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