Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter explore opposites in this gorgeous introduction to modern art for small readers. Cut paper images introduce children to color, form, and design as they explore tall giraffes and short mice, squares and circles, light day and dark night.
An art book as well as a sound learning tool, Over Under is stunningly simple and simply stunning.
Marthe Jocelyn’s simple concept of matching creatures — familiar and unusual — with their favorite foods is brought to life by the sparkling colors and masterfully cut paper shapes of Tom Slaughter’s illustrations; a first taste of modern art. And the surprise final picture makes a satisfying dessert.
Toronto-born Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who lives in Stratford, Ontario. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration and her novel Mable Riley received the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
Tom Slaughter makes his home in New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada. His prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art.
About Wednesday Morning Story Time: We will be reading a different book from our vast (and growing!) selection of amazing children’s books on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at our Port Moody location. Swing by Wednesday mornings… and we’ll read to your child while you can enjoy the book, browse, shop or just daydream. If you like the book we’ve read, you will be able purchase it at a special price on the day of the reading. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!