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    Based on his own childhood, beloved and award-winning artist Raúl Colón’s wordless book is about the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.

    A boy alone in his room.
    Pencils.
    Sketchbook in hand.
    What would it be like to on safari?
    Imagine.
    Draw…

    A boy named Leonardo begins to imagine and then draw a world afar—first a rhinoceros, and then he meets some monkeys, and he always has a friendly elephant at his side. Soon he finds himself in the jungle and carried away by the sheer power of his imagination, seeing the world throuhg his own eyes and making friends along the way.
    출판사 리뷰
    From School Library Journal

    PreS-Gr 3—Using watercolor and colored pencils, Colón has created a wordless book (based on his childhood) that speaks volumes. A boy, home for the day perhaps because of an illness, sits on his bed reading a book about Africa. He begins to draw. Five identical, intensely colored pictures of the boy with an easel, art supplies, and a pit helmet increase in size as readers begin this richly imagined day on a safari. He draws an elephant as an egret watches, and atop the elephant"s back, the boy and bird find a herd of zebras. They pose for him as he sits on a stump. Giraffes thunder by, raising clouds of golden dust. The boy draws them, his body aslant as his eyes follow them. He draws a gorilla, who holds his helmet and shares his sandwich. He draws lions, a water buffalo, and a hippo before sighting a charging rhinoceros. Running with all his might, he barely escapes the rhino. Baboons retrieve his pencils, set up his easel, and draw him. They also eat his sandwiches as the day slides into evening. A spread poignantly captures the parting of boy and elephant. Eyes closed, he lays his head against his friend"s side while the elephant"s trunk gently caresses the boy"s cheek. As six identical paintings decrease in size, the book returns to the boy"s pale room, now strewn with drawings. The final scene shows the boy at school, holding the elephant"s picture front and center. The pleasure the boy takes in making and sharing his art is palpable. Young artists will love this book, as will all children who know the joy of exploring their own imaginations. A must-have for every library.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
그림작가 정보
  • 라울 콜론(Raul Colon)
  • 뉴욕에서 태어나 푸에르토리코에서 유년 시절을 보낸 뒤 뉴욕으로 돌아와 정착했다. 30여권이 넘는 아동 도서 수상 경력에 빛나는 일러스트레이터이다.
    콜론은 파울라 와이즈맨 북스에서 출간한 닥터 질 바이든의 『Don’t Forget』,『God Bless Our Troops』 프랭크 맥콜트의 베스트셀러 『Angela and the Baby Jesus』의 삽화를 그렸다. 콜론은 골든 카이트 상, 두 번의 퓨라 벨프레 상, 일러스트레이터 협회로부터 골드 앤 실버 메달을 수상하고 뉴욕 공립 도서관의 추천 도서 100권에 두 차례 선정되어 출판계의 인정을 받고 있다. 또한 콜론은 토마스 리베라 멕시칸 어메리칸 칠드런 상을 두 차례 수상하였다. 콜론의 작품은 매우 독특한 테크닉을 사용하여 질감과 깊고 풍부한 색감을 창조한다. 수채화 종이 위에 수채화 기법, 에칭 기법을 결합하고 색연필과 평판연필을 사용하여 그린다.
    라울 콜론의 『그림이 온다!』(Draw!)는 뉴욕타임스가 선정한 2014년 최고의 그림책이다. 그의 최근 작품으로 『밤의 도서관』이 있다.

     

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