Friday, April 9, 2010

Collodi, Carlo. Pinocchio.

Collodi, Carlo. Pinocchio.
Stone Arch see Capstone 2010 72p 18.95 978-1-4342-1583-3 elm/ms
Graphic Revolve: Children’s Classics (Stone Arch)
A well known tale by Carlo Collodi retold and illustrated in the graphic format. Martin Powell has retold Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi in graphic style. Her choice of wording is apropos to the story as well as the age group. Readers will enjoy the intermingling of words and graphics as they progress through the book. The illustrator, Alfonso Ruiz, has created soft yet dynamic watercolors to accompany the text. The bright dynamic palette of colors effectively relates the context of the storyline in the story and present the reader with a very entrancing experience. This is a great book for young readers and non-readers. It’s dense bright watercolors will engage the active minds of young children and young readers. The format and layout of the book is beautifully placed for the most effective enjoyment of the readers. The additional materials at the back of the book is a plus for teachers and parents. McNeil, Linda

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