(Hello to Tammy, one of four bloggers trying out for a spot on the Ohdeedoh editorial team. Comments are welcome!)
Despite having a literature degree, we've never been able to finish Moby Dick. That is, until now. As it turns out, pictures really help.
This principle is especially true when the pictures are rendered gorgeously in three dimensions by artist Sam Ita, former apprentice to master paper engineer Robert Sabuda. The quality of the artwork elevates this hefty tome from kids' book to all-ages coffee table book.
The drama and complexity of the story may have been slightly lost on our three-year-old (the book's intended recipient, though officially the book is geared toward the 4-8 set), but the incredibly elaborate pop-up elements kept him enthralled for a solid hour on a rainy day, and that's saying something.
Plus, if there's anything cuter than a preschooler saying, "Why did Moby Dick want to wreck the Pequod?" we can't imagine what it could be.
Find it at Amazon.