Monday, February 27, 2012

Rocket Town by Bob Logan

Have you ever been to Rocket Town? It's home to rockets big and small. Some are short, and some are tall. There are fast rockets and slow rockets and many different kinds of rockets. Count along as this astronaut gets ready for a blastoff! If this is your first visit to Rocket Town, make sure that it's not your last!

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

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