Monday, February 27, 2012
Rocket Town by Bob Logan
Rocket Town has a lovely retro-futuristic look to it. Some images echo past visions of the future, like a fantasy Tomorrowland. There's also an element of looking back at the past with an eye to technology. (The carriage rocket, for example, would be right at home in a steampunk novel.) The big, bright pictures - many of them with sharply contrasting colours - are perfect for a board book format. It combines so many great things: cars and trucks, space, rockets, countdown, a dog... how could it go wrong? Bob Logan has very quickly shot right to the top of my list of authors and illustrators that I want to see much, much more from.
Don't miss Bob Logan's website for a look at some of his illustration.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Sea of Bath by Bob Logan
Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton
Trashy Town by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman