The doll/puppet portraits are visually stunning and definitely the selling point of this picture book. Another cool aspect is the bilingual aspect- even the author’s note (which has the actual non-fiction parts) is written in both English and Spanish.
Jason Chin has been recommended to me by a lot of our customers so I’ve been meaning to read his books and finally got around to it. And I am thrilled to have found such a great “new” writer/illustrator.
Gravity was my introduction to Jason Chin. His latest is also his shortest- and illustratively his weakest as well- but doesn’t diminish how enjoyable and informative it was.
Coral Reefs was a wonder of a book. I loved the fantasy element mixed in with all the fascinating facts!
Redwoods is another creative non-fiction type of picture book.
His storytelling style reminds me a bit of David Weisner’s.
I will definitely be recommending Jason Chin to others!