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

Monday, January 2, 2012

Along a Long Road

There's much to see on a bicycle trip, especially when the road is long.

Along a Long Road by Frank Viva is one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Childrens' Books of 2011.

The bold graphics are the attraction in this whimsical book.  The five-color design features black, white, red and blue surrounding a glossy goldenrod-hued road that winds from one page to the next.  We follow the featured cyclist from countryside to urban environments pages that would form one continuous illustration if laid end-to-end.  The writing is simple, merely punctuating the scenarios.  The retro style and palette makes this a perfect picture book for fans of vintage graphic design.

Along a Long Road is published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and retails for $16.99 (hardcover).  I bought my copy with my very own money.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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