Tell Me A Tattoo Story: a sensitive picture book on the importance of memories and the way tattoos can describe one’s personal history

Alison McGhee, Tell Me A Tattoo Story. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler Published 2016 by Chronicle Books, 32p   We are our memory Jorge Luis Borges used to say. Dutifully, we tend to suppress the unpleasant and painful details of our lives and fill our memory with images and projections of events that fulfill us and… Continue reading Tell Me A Tattoo Story: a sensitive picture book on the importance of memories and the way tattoos can describe one’s personal history

They All Saw A Cat: a reminder that perspective is subjective, an ingenious picture book that awakens the sense of reality

Brendan Wenzel, They All Saw A Cat Published 2016 by Chronicle Books   Yesterday while I was in the train on my way back home I heard a discussion between three men. They were all in their late 60’s; two were friends and were going home after a bicycle ride in Darling Harbour and the… Continue reading They All Saw A Cat: a reminder that perspective is subjective, an ingenious picture book that awakens the sense of reality

Friendship is a beautiful dance

Molly Idle, Flora and the Peacocks Published 2016 by Chronicle Books. 40p   Probably you are already familiar with Flora who danced for you in 2013 with her new friend, a beautiful Flamingo, in a wordless, extremely artistic book that brought Molly Idle the Caldecott Honor .   Last month, to my delight, not to mention… Continue reading Friendship is a beautiful dance

I didn’t do my homework…

Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud, I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… Published by Chronicle Books, 2014, 44p Do you need a new excuse for not having done your homework? I recommend this book which is actually a list of creative answers you can give to your teachers. The classical dog that eats so much paper has now… Continue reading I didn’t do my homework…