Yes, it is slightly more than a month since my last *monthly* spotlight on post. But what can I say? I’m nothing if not predictable in my not sticking to my own timetable :)
Oliver Jeffers was born in Belfast, he now lives in Brooklyn, and he has won many many awards for his art and his books. He has written & illustrated a number of books, two in particular I love and adore. The first, Lost and found is the story of a boy, and penguin who may, or may not, be lost. It has been made into a short film that is simply wonderful. The other book his that I love is The heart and the bottle.
In this book a young girl decides that she needs to keep her heart protected, so she puts it in a bottle to keep it safe. We used it as part of our display on grief and dealing with loss for children. It really is a wonderful book. It is also an iPad app, but I know nothing about that.
We have all of his books at work, and most of the time they are all checked out. Jeffers is popular with both adults as well as children, and you should be able to see why from these few images I’ve posted. For more on Jeffers take a look at his website: www.oliverjeffers.com, you can even buy prints, or books from there.