Monday, March 22, 2010

by Blexbolex
Gecko Press

Age 0 to infinity
176 pages   268 x 202 mm
Hardback with cloth spine NZD$34.99
ISBN 978-1-877467-62-2

  A stunning book exploring the cycle of seasons, the passage of time, the way people live, play, forget, remember…
Through objects, places and actions, the world is revealed as both permanent and ever-changing.

·    Award-winning French artist
·    Exquisite production – hardcover with linen spine
·    Great for the art/design book market as well as for children; from toddlers to teenagers to art-lovers
·   Perfect for schools and libraries as images and concepts invite reflection and discussion and could be ·        used as inspiration for creative writing, in the classroom or the studio

About the author/illustrator
Blexbolex is a French comics artist and illustrator. Born Bernard Granger in Aurillac, he studied screen printing at the School of Fine Arts in Angoulême. In 2009, he received a prize for “Best Book Design of the World” for his L’Imagier des gens at the Book Fair of Leipzig, and was nominated for the German Youth literature prize.

 Publisher Julia Marshall explains why she chose this book for her list:

‘At first glance, this is a beautiful art book reminiscent of the children’s book illustration of the 1960s.
‘The most striking thing about it for me is that it forces you to slow down and to reflect on the associations within, which are not always immediately obvious. When you read the book as a whole, you really do get the sense that the world is both changing and unchanging. It’s a meditation.
‘The more times you read this book, the more you get out of it.’

Publisher at mightily impressve boutique children's book publisher, Gecko Press,  Julia Marshall is making her annual pilgrimage to the Bologna Book Fair before a flying visit to Sweden for some translation work and then to the London Book Fair before heading back to Wellington, one imagines in a state of happy exhaustion!

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