The Incredible Book Eating Boy is simply stunning in its illustration style and the story is truly touching. A boy that eats books and gets smarter doing so? What kid (or grown up) wouldn't like that idea? Also, my daughter gets such a kick out of that 'bite' in the back of the cover. It makes her giggle every single time.
I'll never forget when I purchased Big Rabbits Bad Mood at the MoMA Store in Manhattan and as I couldn't wait to read the book until I get home, I started reading it in a crowded subway train. The lady next to me asked politely if I would mind if she read along. Obviously also a mom, we were giggling like little kids over the hilarious illustration style and the idea of 'a bad mood' being a big gray monster following you around all day long. I bonded with a complete stranger over Big Rabbit's Bad Mood.
My children's favorite book: Follow The Line by Laura Ljunkvist
A children's book illustrator I adore: Oliver Jeffers! I posted about his work a few times on my blog and at one point added a little note saying: "Oliver Jeffers is one of those people that I'd like to have coffee with someday." The next day I got an email from him saying: "Hey, I am in Brooklyn, want to have coffee?" He is a smart, talented, humble young artist. I have tons of respect for the work he does, his way of approaching illustrations for kids and art projects overall. It is beautiful to know the person behind the books you read to your kids.
If my life so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: Tina, A Swiss Designer Gone NYC
Thanks Tina! Tina's great taste in books is just the tip of the iceberg. We've found many unique products and ideas through her design-centric blog, Swissmiss, like Akihiro Furuta's Family Photographs, the Gregory calendar and the Onterpduo rocker/cradle.