Saturday, February 14, 2009

Do You Love Me? by Joost Elffers & Curious Pictures

Do You Love Me?
By Joost Ellfers
New York, Bowen Press, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

From the author of the wonderful fruit and vegetable books, such as "How Are You Peeling?" comes this strangely sterile book with digitally created characters who are somewhat reminiscent of the produce people but nowhere near as charming. The storyline is nothing remarkable, although the message is good, being a reassurance and affirmation of love of a parent for their child. The pictures are completely uninteresting and not engaging in the slightest. Anyone who loves the previous books by this author/designer that featured produce as the main characters will be disappointed with the strange characters that populate the pages of this forgettable picture book.

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