Review: Nocturne by Isol
Title: Nocturne: Dream Recipes
Translator: Amado, Elisa
Length: 32 pages
Genre: Picture book
Publisher / Year: Groundwood Books / 2012
Source: From the publisher at Book Expo America.
Why I Read It:It looked super neat.
Date Read: 07/07/12
This is a beautiful spiral bound book which stands upright. Before sleep, you choose a photo and let the light shine on it while you get ready for bed. When you are ready, you turn off the light and watch a whole different photo emerge, giving you a recipe for your dream for the night. It is a beautiful concept and a lot of fun to use. To see an example, check out this review by 123oleary.
The book was written and illustrated by Isol, an Argentinian artist. All of the ‘recipes’ are a lot of fun, and really quite clever. Definitely recommended for children, and for anyone who wants to have a bit of fun. A great gift book.