Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amos and Boris

William Steig 1971

William Steig is so fantastic.  We love all of his books with their simple, honest drawings.  This one is about an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a whale.  Amos is saved from drowning by Boris and on their way back to land a comfortable friendship develops between them.  Later Amos is able to repay his friend by saving him when he is accidentally beached.

1 comment:

  1. Children's book illustrations are just so delightful! I would love to have that third image (second inside the book) framed on my boy's wall. I love exposing my children to beauty.