Monday, January 2, 2012
Along a Long Road
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!