I really must live with my head buried in the sand. The whole Morris Lessmore thing seems to have passed me by. I didn't discover that the first incarnation of this story was an Oscar winning animated short film until I read the information at the back of the book.
It also exists as an app. I haven't used that yet, and given how often I get access to the ipad it might be some time before I do. I was very happy to read the book though. I'd read a couple of glowing reviews of the book- Good Reading magazine gave it 5 stars, and then I saw it somewhere else with similar levels of gushing so I knew I needed to search it out. I'm certainly glad I did.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore is a book for readers. It shows us the restorative power of story. The value of reading and writing.
And it's a gorgeous book to look at. Nice format. Beautifully illustrated.
|There is great use of black and white and colour|
|Intriguingly Morris's books are in French|
Interestingly there are two illustrators- William Joyce and Joe Bluhm. I would love to know how that collaboration worked on a practical level, but can't find anything online.