Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - A Web by Isabelle Simler

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Book Review - A Web by Isabelle Simler

A Web by Isabelle Simler

About the Book
From New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book artist Isabelle Simler, a picture book (and nature guide!) to linger over.

  • In nature, there is much to see.
  • Look closely as a spider -- both a collector and an artist -- skillfully crafts a masterpiece from all that falls into her path.
  • Patient and observant, she appreciates all the wonders that make up her landscape -- from ferns and feathers to bugs and butterflies.
  • Readers will come back again and again to the luscious and intricate illustrations, soaking up all of Simler's delicate details.
  • 48 pages.
  • Picture book measures 13'' wide x 9'' high.
  • Full color throughout.
  • Sturdy hardcover binding with dust jacket.

Isabelle Simler graduated from the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France. She is the author and illustrator of several childrens picture books, including Plume, which was selected by the New York Times as one of the Best Illustrated Childrens Books of 2017. She lives and works in Paris.

My Take on the Book
This was a beautiful book that allows the reader to see nature in a very different way.The book uses language that does not talk down to the reader but instead provides the reader an opportunity to learn and grow throughout the book. The images are beautiful and so realistic. You can tell that the illustrations were painstakingly created and as you read this you will find that you will linger over the illustrations simply enjoying the beauty of them all.  You also learn so much as you go through the book! This was such a great book that people of all ages can enjoy!

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