ACHUKA Book of the Day 2 Jun 2021
“Author Vogrig’s taut, spare narrative leaves ample space for readers to see their own personalities in the story while Valentinis’ illustrations of simple black lines accented with details of red on rich white paper do a superb job of presenting just enough and not too much, encouraging the engagement of readers’ imaginations. The clean sans-serif typeface is also red, visually tying the book’s design together. As the tension of the story escalates, the font size increases—a highly effective (and fun to read aloud) design aspect. Beyond enjoying the straightforward accomplishments of Line and the spontaneous creativity of Scribble, readers may arrive at a deeper understanding of their own unique qualities and how difference contributes to the richness and variety of friendships and diversity. Lovely to look at; profound to ponder.” KIRKUS
A picture book that celebrates imagination and friendship through simple shapes.
Line and Scribble do things differently. Line goes straight while Scribble wanders. Line walks a tightrope as Scribble bursts into fireworks. Line likes to draw with a ruler, and Scribble, well . . . doesn’t. But no matter how different they may seem, Line and Scribble always have enough in common to be best friends.
* A friendship story that embraces differences instead of competing
* Emphasizes how imagination, creativity, and art can change how we see the world-and each other
* Promotes visual literacy, recognition, and learning to make connections
From constellations to roller coasters and breadsticks to bubbles, Line and Scribble shows how the two can come together to create beautiful, moving, and delightfully unexpected results.
Check out the illustrator’s website: http://www.piavalentinis.com