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First published in 1964, this wordless and colourful picture book is a tale of friendship between a pink bird and an orange fish. The illustrations by Swiss artist Peter Wezel are rendered with a deliberate childlike naiveté which will delight children and adults alike.
Peter Wezel’s plain and simple tale starts when a pink bird flies by a house, spotting a bright orange fish inside a fishbowl. It is cross-species love at first sight when he leaves and returns with the gift of a worm for this apparently lonely and hungry aquatic creature. Wezel’s bright crayon colors and modest sketches are rendered with a deliberate childlike naiveté. Nepomuk is a good choice for children and adults alike in need of a story about kindness, sharing, and friendship.
Books without words – it almost sounds like a paradox. But there is no contradicition in the minds of those who have experienced the wonder of stories that spring from a sequence of images rather than a sequence of words. Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books by William Patrick Martin.
Published by Nieves Books
195 x 255 mm.
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