Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Larios and Paschkis

Read  November 2017
Recommended for fans of lithographs, animals
★    ★    ★    ★   1/2

I have a long affection for children’s picture books, despite having no children. When I saw a review on this and a small sample of the artwork, I was motivated to find out more.

A sort of variation on the beloved “Color Kittens,” this combines a color and a familiar animal, sometimes in unusual combinations.

Each picture is accompanied by a poem, with a strip of colorful detail.

I think the vivid colors will work for young eyes, as well as the crisp lines.

Occasionally it is stylized enough that it may be less accessible, but the variety in style means some pictures should still work well.

 

 

I’m in love with the colorful artwork. I’d love to have a a group of these as prints. It even sent me to Paschkis’ site to learn more about her work. Alas: no prints of these for sale.

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2 Responses to Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Larios and Paschkis

  1. Melora says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing those illustrations — they are gorgeous. Too bad you can’t get prints of her art!

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