Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9780888998637, 36pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2008
Noted Mexican poet Jorge Lujan and South Africa's illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler have teamed up again to produce this exquisite celebration of color. As day turns into night, young readers see fleeting, evocative glimpses of the qualities inherent in a range of colors. An antelope and a group of children are pictured inhabiting this delicate world. This bilingual book presents a gorgeous vision of a planet in which nature, words, and the rising and setting of the sun and the moon exist in harmony.
About the Author
Piet Grobler is an extremely accomplished South African Illustrator who has illustrated over fifty fictional and educational children's books. Piet studied Theology at the University of Pretoria and Journalism at the University of Stellenbosch, and went on to take up varied careers, first as a Minister of Religion, then as a graphic designer for an advertising agency, and finally as a freelance illustrator. In his career Piet has staged a number of solo and group exhibitions at galleries like the Clyde House Gallery, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Prim Art Gallery, CapeTown and Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom. Piet has published with publishers all over the world, and won awards at several international competitions, including the Octogone De ChAane, France, the Primo Alpi Apuane, Italy and two silvers at the prestigious NOMA concourse for children's book illustrators in Japan.