{picture/book} rules of summer

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan. Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic) 2013.  “Never break the rules. Especially, if you don’t understand them.”–back cover copy. Rules of Summer, in its most simplified description, is about two brothers’ summer adventures. The story is told by Shaun Tan so there is the surreal and the incredible wordless impact ofContinue reading “{picture/book} rules of summer”

lost & found

(from The Red Tree) Lost & Found : 3 by Shaun Tan Arthur A Levine Books, 2011. A Shaun Tan book is a joy for ever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. [L & Keats] Yes, I’ve a grand love for Shaun Tan’s work. His words and his artwork really resonate with me. WhenContinue reading “lost & found”

Tales by Shaun Tan in Outer Suburbia

My morning was all pleasurable sighs at the breakfast table. No, this is not a post on erotica or other such sense; nor would I be considered a foodie. I am referring to, in this instance, to sitting down at the table with Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, 2008). from AlertContinue reading “Tales by Shaun Tan in Outer Suburbia”