Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887768859, 24pp.
Publication Date: January 13, 2009
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.
Tom Slaughter's work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada. His prints are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. He is married to children's book author Marthe Jocelyn and has two daughters. He divides his time between New York City and Stratford, Ontario. "One, Two, Three" is Tom Slaughter's first book for children.
“… 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