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Gordon and Tapir by Sebastian Meschenmoser, tells the comical story of odd-couple housemates (a particular penguin and an untidy tapir) and has been short-listed for the German Children’s Book of the Year Award.
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Meschenmoser s soft pencil portraits of the squirrel s inner fears teeter right at the sweet spot between anguish and humor. The story s deepest pleasure comes from the contrast between its ever-more-ridiculous scenarios and the artist s solemn, classically proportioned drafting style. Publishers Weekly on Mr. Squirrel and the Moon"
Mr. Squirrel and the Moon was a top ten IndieNext Pick!
As this book proves, squirrels, jail sequences, and edible heavenly bodies make for picture book gold. Delicious. Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 Production/School Library Journal, on Mr. Squirrel and the Moon"
..".what I can do is show you without a sliver of a doubt that thanks to picture books like those of Sebastian Meschenmoser, we have absolute proof that Germans have a distinct and ribald sense of humor. ...This one s a keeper."- Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 Production/School Library Journal"
*Starred Review* "Drawing with his own sublime blend of wit and intelligence...There s not a morsel of judgment, just the conviction that even hilariously different creatures can find a way to love each other."- Publishers Weekly"
"Meschenmoser s intricate pencil illustrations are full of meticulous comical detail..."- Etta Anton, School Library Journal"
Sebastian Meschenmoser was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1980. He studied Fine Arts. Several of his illustrations were recognized as ‘most innovative’ at the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. Meschenmoser is among Germany’s most successful and admired young illustrators for children.
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