Wednesday, 11 December 2013

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway & Review: Silent Words by Chantal Fournier

Children's book should always be fun, else..

Original Title: Silent Words
Author: Chantal Fournier
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Source: Review copy from "Novel Publicity"
Genre: Children's


Silent Words is a children's picture book by Chantal Fournier and illustrated by Nicolas Lajeunesse.

Zelda is a kid, who never stops speaking.  When her parents disappear in a giant hot air balloon, she can't cope up with the world and Zelda stopped speaking altogether.  Even though she wants to speak, she just can't.  The words keep building around her and become a giant ball.  Finally, Zelda decides to search her parents herself.

The story and illustrations are amazing.  As in every children's book, it has a moral and it is a sad and realistic one.  Zelda and her grandmother are the major characters in this short book.  And they both are strong in their own ways.

Illustrations are not your regular cartoons, but in cubist style.

Note: The Cubist style emphasized the flat, two-dimensional surface of the picture plane, rejecting the traditional techniques of perspective, foreshortening, modeling, and chiaroscuro and refuting time-honoured theories of art as the imitation of nature.

As cubist style is typically used for letters, musical instruments, bottles, pitchers, glasses, newspapers, still life and the human face, this subject is much suited for this art.

This is a tough subject for kids, although I am sure they will LOVE the illustrations.  This is a story of Zelda coming terms with reality.  Kids at different age levels will obtain different levels of understanding with this book.  And I love that..



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  1. I always loved where the wild things are!

  2. Thank you so much for your rockin' review and your participation in the tour, you are a star!

    ~Marie (Novel Publicity)

  3. One of my favorite books as a child was an anthology that had all of the fairytales in them, such as Cinderella, Little Red Robin Hood, etc. I loved them because the stories were engaging. The pictures in the books made some scary but the stories is what made them my favorites.

  4. Cinderella for sure, i loved the story!


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