Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ice

The pigs are back!  This time they are in search of a way to cool down their island.  Their adventurous spirit takes them on a quest for ice, no matter how far it may take them from home.

Ice by Andrew Geisert is one of The New York Times' Best Illustrated Children's Books for 2011.

This wordless tale brings back the creativity and ingenuity of Geisert's pigs, featured in many of his previous children's books.  Their search utilizes fanciful creations such as flying ships to find unique solutions to escaping the heat.  The illustrations are detailed with such a fine hand that each one can be explored for quite some time.  The lack of words leaves enough room for interpretation that the story becomes almost interactive.  It's a fun guessing game to figure out what the pigs might do next.  This is delightful little book that kids of all ages will want visit time and time again.

Ice is published by Enchanted Lion Books and retails for $14.95 (hardcover).  I read my copy by picking it up from the shelves for a few minutes.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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