30 December, 2009

Eeeeep! Exciting New Picture Book

Waiting on Wednesday: The Heart & The Bottle

Waiting on Wednesday comes from Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

The Heart and the Bottle

Pardon the squealing. I can't help but get excited whenever I hear of a something new coming from Oliver Jeffers. He's an Irish artist and illustrator, most recently famous for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. My favorite of his titles is Lost & Found, the tale of a boy and a misplaced penguin. The Heart and The Bottle is his first with a female protagonist--significant to me because the other books were harder to sell to customers with stubborn gender-role tendencies ("but it's for my grand-daughter"). Geez, people, do you really think a little girl won't enjoy the beautifully illustrated story of a spunky boy and his lost penguin? (Sorry, ranting. It's work-related. Sorry.)

Anyway, I'm a girl, and I enjoyed them all :)

You can view artwork and "outtakes" from Oliver Jeffer's picture books on his website.


  1. Sounds adorable :) Your page just keeps getting better and better :)

  2. It's probably way healthier to switch the genders when reading, but I won't even bother getting into that. :\ It's actually something I was thinking about when reading Beautiful Creatures, but I'll save my comments for Goodreads. :D