Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Roar and More

Roar and More
Karla Kuskin/ published 1956 by Harper and Row

A library find (thus the wrinkly picture), Roar and More is a super cool book. Obviously from that time period when artists started playing with design... Namely two-page spreads with words the appropriate size of their sounds.

Fishes are finny.
Fishes are funny.
They don't go dancing.
They don't make money.
They live under water.
They don't have troubles.
And when they talk
It looks like bubbles.

The animal illustrations are primitive and simple, and the little poems about each animal lyrical and witty. The back cover says the book was created as part of a project for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Yale School of Design... which sounds pretty right on. If reading this aloud... be ready to put on some voices. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONK.

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