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NYT Children’s Bookshelf

By September 12, 2010Uncategorized

Today’s New York Times “Sunday Book Review” features one of my favorite illustrations of Spork along with high praise for Isabelle’s work.

“Arsenault’s expressive drawings of an unhappy spork are instantly winning. With all the advantages of spoon and fork, how could this fellow remain unloved? But he just doesn’t fit in. (Some glowering forks, whispering and pointing, look like the mean kids in a school hallway.) The spork tries rounding himself off with a hat, then makes himself “more forkish” with a crown — until he becomes the perfect foil for just the right small chubby hand.”

I love all the tiny details Isabelle has packed onto every page. Every time I look I notice something new.