“Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A reprise collaboration between Winter and Red Nose Studio is indeed something to celebrate, and both author and illustration team are at peak performance in this sly, rollicking picture book bio of Elvis Presley and his rise from mic-shy blond tyke to teen dreamboat with product-infused raven hair who turned his stage-fright trembling into iconic sex appeal.”—Bulletin Center for Children’s Books, starred review
Dusty rural backdrops, skeletal trees, and battered fabric set the scene for Elvis’ youth; no less derelict is the southern cityscape where he gets his big break. At once fantastical and overwhelmingly lonely: such is the story of Elvis. Overall, a vivid and imaginative take on an often-told rock ’n’ roll legend.— Ada Wolin Booklist
“Reality and fantasy blend together in the cinematically styled and lit compositions: when young Presley first hears gospel music coming from a rural African-American church “on a dusty road,” the building seems to ascend to heaven on wings.” — Publishers Weekly
Elvis Presley–the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, still beloved by millions of Americans–comes to vibrant, gyrating life in this extraordinary picture-book biography from an award-winning author and the winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.
Here’s the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock ‘n’ roll and its king to the child in their lives. In single- page “chapters” with titles like “The First Cheeseburger Ever Eaten by Elvis” and “Shazam! A Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager,” readers can follow key moments in Presley’s life, from his birth on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in the Deep South, to playing his first guitar in grade school, to being so nervous during a performance as a teenager that he starts shaking . . . and changes the world!
Jonah Winter and Red Nose Studio have created a tour-de-force that captures a boy’s loneliness and longing, along with the energy and excitement, passion, and raw talent that was Elvis Presley.
"The gritty magnificence of all this cannot be overstated" -The New York Times
“Absolutely wonderful in every way” –Kirkus, Starred Review
New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Eli Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. Fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering later, Beach unveiled his masterpiece on February 26, 1870–and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. This true story by Shana Corey and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist, Red Nose Studio, will wow readers just as Beach’s subway wowed riders over a century ago.
Be sure to check out the expansive behind the scenes details over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog. The delightful Julie Danielson sorted through an enormous amount of images to compile a cool little peak into how the book came about and evolved.
What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?
And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have to brush your teeth) to how to survive (don't think about your cozy bed). Ultimately, though, readers will see that there really is no place like home. Like Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, here's a spot-on portrait of a kid who's had it.
And like Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, it's also a journey inside a creative kid's imagination: that special place where parents aren't allowed without permission.
This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew!” Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book (subtly) drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences.
Before everyone recycled . . .
There was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it.
What did they do?
Enter the Garbage Barge!
Amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge was a New York Times Best Illustrated book of 2010, a Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. The Washington Post said, “Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha!” and the New York Times Book Review raved, “[A] glorious visual treat.”
As siblings Ian and Ann try to keep themselves amused during a long and boring summer day, they learn that the world around them is more exciting than it first appears. After they leave the house, they come across an unusual array of characters and scenarios that make them see the world in surprising new ways.
Using charming word pairs and clever turns of phrase, Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio has illustrated a bizarre world we would all love to visit. He creates miniature characters, puts them in beautiful settings, and then takes stunning photographs. Hand-lettered text accompanies the visuals, and the homophones are disturbing and funny, created with dark wit and executed with cinematic style.
In the guise of a children's book, this quirky and delightful book combines stunning photographs of miniature scenes with dark wit and clever turns of phrase. Showcasing the wit, charm and inimitable style of the award-winning illustrator Red Nose Studio, The Look Book is an artistic romp through a carefully constructed world that will appeal to artists, designers, and anyone who loves things slightly off-kilter.