The story is so simple and needs no words to tell it – enjoy a day at the beach in Suzy Lee’s beautiful book, Wave.
I have long been a fan of books with no words however for those who are new to ‘reading’ illustrations to their children, Wave is a fabulous starting point. Lee’s beautiful two colour illustrations show the interaction between a little girl and a ‘playful’ wave. The drawings are simple but expressive and ‘readers’ can take all their cues from the little girl’s exquisite facial expressions.
Suzy Lee is a Korean illustrator who studied in London and now lives and works in Singapore. She has also written and illustrated The Zoo, a story told from different perspectives through sophisticated use of alternating colour and black and white illustrations.
For something completely different, Lee’s take on Alice in Wonderland is truly remarkable. It’s a book about the dream-within-a-dream, the picture-within-a-picture, and the book-within-a-book, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s original work. Lee uses a mixture of flat drawings and black and white photographs to blur the line between illusion and reality – an amazing addition to the Alice collection.