Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oscar and the Mooncats by Lynda Gene Rymond, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

In this rather strange little tale, a cat named Oscar loves to jump so much that he jumps all the way to the moon. After befriending the mooncats who live there, Oscar discovers his return trip is much more difficult and that he must find a way to get home before he forgets his boy forever.

The story of Oscar & the Mooncats is a bit peculiar, but charming nonetheless, proving the tireless adage that "there's no place like home." The illustrations, however, are the real gem of this book. Italian artist, Nicoletta Ceccoli, is one of my all-time favorite illustrators and does not disappoint in this lovely display of innoventive artwork. Her use of photographed sculpture is particularly intriguing in this book and adds an extra dimension of interest to her ethereal style. This book is designed for those who love to imagine!

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