Wednesday, December 17, 2014
#Review: The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats #Christmas, #ChristmasSpirit, #Kidsbooks
This is a small hard back picture book and ironically not one of the authors most well known. However, that does not stop the book from being colorful and imaginative.
The book stays true to form of the traditional Christmas song. Each page gives homage to a line from the song, which is posted in its entirety on the last two pages.
The author/illustrator made each page come alive and yet also gives the feel of the original song through the character's emotions.
I love this author's books and it is too bad that he is not around anymore to create such wonderful works. This book I give 4 stars.
Disclosure: I purchased this book for my own collections. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
About the author:
Born March 11, 1916 – Died: May 6, 1983)
An American writer and illustrator born to poor Polish-Jewish immigrants.
In 1963 he won the Caldecott Medal for his book, The Snowy Day, which he wrote and illustrated. This book is considered a most important book in American culture as it introduced mulitcultural children into mainstream children's lit. He enjoyed collage as his main artistic medium for illustrations.
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