The Sea

Marianne Dubuc | LO Editions 2012 | 64 pages

The Sea is a book for seeing. Marianne Dubuc has created a minimal book completely devoid of words and illustrated sparingly in two colors. It is a ‘journey’ book as we follow a determined feline in pursuit of a tireless flying fish. But this book is really about looking closely at the illustrations and making your own story. With 64 pages of patient and whimsically detailed graphite drawings, what’s not to like? There are jelly bean clouds, round house windows, a cat with a long nose, and of course a fish with popsicle stick-like wings. Marianne’s depiction of entering and existing space is priceless. This is a refreshingly different kind of book—very Italian and very lovely.

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