I’ve been waiting and waiting and WAITING (months, I say!) for the brand spankin’ newly-released book of my very favorite artist’s illustrations. And it’s HERE!
It doesn’t disappoint, either. It’s huge! Do you see that nickel to the left? HUGE, I tell you!
Look at it open.
That’s four full-sized water bottles! (My first measuring attempt was with steak knives. Not very child-friendly, mi amigos.)
This is the greatest day ever. I feel like Ralphie from A Christmas Story.
If you’ll excuse me, I think I shall spend some quality time with my sweet Charley Harper.
beckyAugust 14, 2007 at 3:16 pm
That really is a beautiful book. I love the colors. Now, does wito get to enjoy it? Or is it only for grown-ups?
If Wito steps within 5 feet of the book, he’s grounded indefinitely.
AssertagirlAugust 14, 2007 at 3:48 pm
You’ll put your eye out!
coolmomAugust 14, 2007 at 5:42 pm
Oooh, jealous! So pretty! Its on my Christmas list (yes, I have already compiled one).
A Small SnapshotAugust 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm
Oooooo. I love finding new illustrators.
Thanks for sharing. This looks like something I would dig.
christinaAugust 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
such gorgeous pictures! I’ve never heard of him (her?) but am dying to google more! thanks for sharing.
whoorlAugust 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm
He was an AMAZING modernist illustrator. He died earlier this summer – I’m so glad Todd Oldham put together this book. Isn’t his work the coolest? I wish I had a room full of his bird illustrations.
NeilAugust 14, 2007 at 5:50 pm
I’m seeing some crayons add-ons in the the future!
Not The MamaAugust 14, 2007 at 6:26 pm
Stunning…and I love the water bottles for size reference! I’m familiar with his work, but certainly not an aficionado. I will definitely have to look for this book and get to know him a little better.
erikaAugust 14, 2007 at 7:46 pm
oooo, I love it! You are a lucky duck and a half. Definitely going on my list of wants. :)
Sheesh, what is the shipping on a book that huge?! That’s a biggun’.
Free shipping from Amazon. :)
AndreaAugust 14, 2007 at 7:51 pm
Total book envy over here. Although I don’t know where I would put a book that large. Thanks for the water bottle point of reference.
bethanyactuallyAugust 14, 2007 at 9:08 pm
Cool, a new illustrator to enjoy! Thanks, whoorl. Enjoy your massive book!
cocodrieAugust 14, 2007 at 11:10 pm
I think his visions are just delicious. Those colors! Those shapes! Ooooo and ahhhhh to Charley AND Whoorl for her always-keen eye for art.
gorillabunsAugust 14, 2007 at 11:08 pm
be sure to put this book at the top of your closet, covered with a blanket and no chairs or ladders for easy climbing.
not that i’m speaking from experience or anything….
JessieAugust 15, 2007 at 3:40 am
Beautiful! That looks like an awesome book.
nabbaliciousAugust 15, 2007 at 7:38 am
You should have used Wito as a size comparison.
Cute book, though. I love it!
I totally was going to, but he was napping! ;)