Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nalah and Pink Tiger by Anne Sawyer-Aitch *Review

About the Book:

Nalah and the Pink Tiger is a picture book by Anne Sawyer-Aitch. She drew inspiration for this story from her lively little niece, who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups around her view her as a troublemaker. Things come to a head when – in addition to all the exotic animals that Nalah has “placed” in the house – a pink tiger “follows” her home from the zoo and creates havoc. The story also celebrates the joyful explosiveness of a child’s imagination. To illustrate the book, Anne developed a style which she calls illuminated iIllustration, featuring multiple layers and backlighting that create vibrant, textured pages.

My thoughts:

The illustrations in this book are brilliant! So colorful and dimensional. I am guessing that the book doesn't even do justice to the actual illuminated illustrations that Anne designed. I would love to hold each page up to the light and see through them! What a unique style and piece of art work. I so enjoy anytime an author writes and illustrates the book. I just find there to be a special dynamic when the author can put into words and print the beauty of the story.
Nalah has a big imagination full of wild animals that live with her, but her Mother can not see them. There is Mad Tooth the mouse, Percival Prong the pig, Ernestina the Emu and more! These characters are larger than life




About the Author:

Anne Sawyer-Aitch (pronounced like the letter “H”) is a puppeteer and stilt-walker. Nalah and the Pink Tiger is her first children’s book. She has worked for years with Minneapolis-based groups In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the all-women’s stilting troupe Chicks on Sticks. Anne likes to create all kinds of puppets: parade floats, giant stilt puppets, and intricate color shadow shows. Currently, she is performing her Nalah and the Pink Tiger puppet show in English and Spanish around MN. She is a recipient of awards from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Puppeteers of America, the MN State Arts Board, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. She lives in Minneapolis with her computer genius husband and a pack of imaginary dogs.
You can view her website at http://www.nalahandthepinktiger.com.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review with the Pump Up Books Blog Tour. Visit the rest of the tour HERE

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a lovely book, that children would really enjoy!