Friday, May 14, 2010

Shaun Tan - Children's Book Week Star

Guess what!  It's Children's Book Week! If you haven't seen Shaun Tan's books, oh my goodness.  They are just exquisite. The stories are sophisticated and emotionally complex.  The Arrival follows a new immigrant's frightening first steps in his new country.  The Lost Thing is utterly charming while being completely inert. So there's humor too, folks!  But not in The Rabbits which was actually written by John Marsden and illustrated by Tan. That one's kind of devastating.  Am I selling these?  If not, try Tan anyway.  Your eyeballs will thank you. 

Shaun Tan Books

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