Publication Date: September 11, 2007
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With a fresh cast of animal characters — and what they eat — the creative team of Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter has produced another work in their award-winning series for very young book and art lovers.
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.
Previous titles have received acclaim from Japan to Denmark, from France to Mexico. Enhancing a child’s visual and verbal vocabulary, Eats makes a joyful addition to the collection.
Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. Her picture book, Hannah’s Collections, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. She has created eight picture books, written six novels, one work of nonfiction for older readers, and edited two short story collections.
Tom Slaughter was born in New York City in 1955. He is an artist whose work 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 American Art. His most recent children’s book is ABC x 3: English, Español, Français. His first three books are available in Danish, French, Japanese, and Spanish language editions.
“top marks here for concept and execution”
— The Globe and Mail
“… simple and elegant… Young readers will savor the concept while poring over the compositions.”
— The Horn Book
“… an excellent introduction for those just starting to learn about relationships.”
— School Library Journal