"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.