The Carpenter (Hardcover)
Gibbs Smith, 9781423646761, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
A book to read with your eyes and your heart . . .
"A young boy abandons his beloved electronics when an old-fashioned yellow-jointed tape measure causes his imagination to run wild, in The Carpenter, a wordless expression of the simple joys found in exploration and creative play. Brazilian illustrator Bruna Barros uses basic yet bold contrasting colors, and lines that showcase the transformation of a carpenter's shop into a veritable ocean of wonder, giving Harold and his purple crayon a run for his money." --Foreword Reviews
This special book shares its story without a single word. Bruna Barros' beautiful, creative illustrations will capture children's imaginations, showing readers that even the simplest, most common objects can start a wonderful adventure. This book also offers opportunities to foster discussions and spontaneous story telling.
After studying fashion design and interior design in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Bruna Barros switched directions to focus on art. She spent two years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, working closely with children, while she earned a degree in Graphic Arts. She has illustrated eight children's books.