Monday, October 1, 2007

Here is a picture book I wish I could have handed to my friend Laura as she packed up her car and cats for a long distance trip to Alaska! There is something about Anita Lobel's use of white space and the way that she outlines certain figures and then gets expressionistic with her landscapes that just makes me feel renewed. Nini is a tabby cat who senses an impending trip that will not include her. She sees the piles of clothes and the zippered suitcase and zoop off she is whisked to a beloved summer place.

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