Sentimental Sunday: Sauliukas and Osvaldas, ABT 1975 - My Lithuanian third cousin Osvaldas Guokas sent me another couple pictures that he said I could post in this blog. Here is what he had to say about them: ...
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"The problem with Gollie," said Bink, "is that it's either Gollie's way or the highway."..."The problem with Bink," said Gollie, "is her unwillingness to compromise."Fucile's comic-like illustrations remind me of Calvin and Hobbes and are very engaging. The stories - not so much. I'm also a little surprised that this book won the Geisel. Gollie in particular uses big words (as in the example above) and complex sentence structure that would be hard for beginning readers to handle independently.
I thought about guitars--their sound, their vibrations, their look and feel--so I used plywood...I thought about how Jimi saw the world and how that differed from other people's views, so I painted Jimi one way and his surroundings another way. I thought about the depth and texture of his music, so I layered and used bright colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple--rainbow colors.The subject matter and complex illustrations make this book more appropriate for older children. It would appeal to reluctant readers and could be tied into art and music curricula.