Daytime Visions: An Alphabet (HB)
A many-layered alphabet book from an international star of the children's book world, Daytime Visions is graphically strong and intelligent in its exploration of words and situations. Whether it's a kiwi who returns to a boy's shoulder or a little duck who can't sleep, the visions here are relatable to children and rich with possibility. Isol is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, writer, singer, and composer. She was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives and works in Argentina. For her contributions to children's and young adult literature she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2013. In her acceptance speech, Isol declared, "What reader could be more demanding than a child? Children have a lot of things to discover and I'd better be on their high level in order to satisfy their huge capacity for curiosity. I get my inspiration from what's wild, from what's ridiculous, from that independence of culture that children enjoy."
"A spontaneous burst of visual meaning" Maria Popova, Brain Pickings "Square pages and lavishly thick paper contribute to this immensely pleasing reading experience as well, nudging readers to run fingers across the beguiling matte illustrations as they revel in deciphering them." STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews "With understated poetry and humor, Isol challenges readers to bring their own interpretations to each composition." STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly "The gloriously ambiguous alphabet book from Isol combines clever phrases with intriguing imagery, allowing readers to interpret and reinterpret thousands of scenarios. Alphabet books have never been so magical." Politics and Prose