Publication Date: January 13, 2009
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Forget about differences! Here’s a wonderful new concept book to explore and enjoy!
Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter team up again to deliver a delightfully simple book. Jocelyn’s marvelous concept — finding common characteristics in different creatures and objects — coupled with Slaughter’s masterful paper cuts makes Same Same a clever introduction to similarities, as well as a preface to modern art.
The duo’s previous titles have received numerous awards worldwide; from Japan to Denmark, from France to Mexico. Fashioned in the traditional and stunning style of the pair’s past books, Same Same is a wonderful addition to their already impressive library.
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. Her novel Mable Riley won the first TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She has created nine picture books, four original board books, written seven novels, one work of nonfiction for older readers, and edited two collections of short stories.
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 Eats. Tom lives and works in New York City.
“… a book like this is an essential part of the very young child’s library.”
— Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“Aside from the sheer energy and stylishness of art and design it displays, Same Same nudges kids to enjoy visual qualities in the world around them…. There's something energizing about the very vibrancy of both colour and concept here.”
— The Toronto Star