Friday, May 08, 2009
Skim was good. That seems to have been the consensus. It's won about a gazillion awards. Including being nominated for the Governor General's award. You can even become a fan of Skim on facebook. Cute. Sweet. Ambiguous. Interesting. Definitely a glimpse into teen-dom. For those of us *cough* who barely remember. I had my usual aversion/problem with interpreting the graphic parts. Words I know how to interpret. The graphics? I struggle. Sigh. Found out some interesting stuff about the author and illustrator - they are cousins. One lives in Toronto and seems to be adroit at pretty much everything. The other is from Calgary (come see us someday, 'kay Jillian?!) and lives in New York and makes a living with her art. Which I admire. And love. Makes me happy for them. Check out Mariko Tamaki's site and Jillian Tamaki's site too.
Apparently we're trend-setters too - the CBC book club has chosen Skim as their June title! Check out the pod-cast!
Next month we're reading Zami. I'm super-excited because I've already read Zami and I love it. Stupid a lot. Can't wait to re-read.