Fish On A Walk
Illustrations from Fish On A Walk by Eva Muggenthaler
The publisher notes, "Fish On A Walk has no text other than two words at the bottom of each picture. This unusual format serves to suggest ideas that are central to each illustration without telling the story, thereby encouraging children to imagine and invent. Packed with many funny details, this book is perfectly suited to young picture book explorers who tend to seek out small, almost hidden things."
I didn't spoil the surprise by including the words at the bottom of the three pictures here. Just buy it (Amazon link).
Profile from Litrix:
Eva Muggenthaler, born 1971 in Fürth, studied book illustrating and graphic art at Hamburg’s Academy of Design. She illustrated Das grosse Nöstlinger Lesebuch [The big book of Nöstlinger stories] and Peter Härtling’s Ben liebt Anna [Ben loves Anna], published by Beltz & Gelberg. In 1997 the Peter Hammer Verlag published her first solo picture book, Der Schäfer Raul [The shepherd Raul], which was nominated for the German Children’s Literature Prize. Eva Muggenthaler works at the AmAldi Studios in Hamburg and lives with her family in Schwabstedt.
I love how this image recalls the Polish illustrator Szancer (see the top image here)
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This post first appeared on March 21, 2013 on 50 Watts