Jamie at TUFW: This book is beautifully designed and it opens vertically which gives it a different look. The text is easy to read and it gives meaning to a word that I am sure few have heard. The illistrations are by far the best. Created out of a myriad of materials, I think this book could be a winner.
This book was...interesting. It was by far different from any other children's book I have read. The book reads vertically which makes it unique from other books. The illustrations have an earthy and hand-made look to them which is what distinguishes this book from others. I am not sure if I am a fan of the illustrations necessarily, but it does make you remember the book. The story itself was hard to understand at first. It is deep and thought provoking. A good resource to challenge certain groups of children for sure.
I loved all of the different textures that made up the pictures. They made everything feel alive. I don't really feel like these pictures tell the story. I spent more time trying to figure out the pictures than enjoying them.
I loved how the pictures of this book captured so many textures. I felt like I wanted to reach out and touch them for what they would really feel like. I really like the layout and format as well. It was fun to open up a book with a different view. I felt like I was reading a notebook from a portfolio pad.
It was definitely an "interesting" book. I don't think you can just read through it. You really have to take your time and read the words. The pictures were very uniquely done, but I don't really think they helped to tell the story.