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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Blue Hour

Title: The Blue Hour

Author: Isabelle Simler

Genre: Children's Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: A lovely and tranquil celebration of nature
The sun has set, the day has ended, but the night hasn't quite arrived yet. This magical twilight is known as the blue hour. Everything in nature sky, water, flowers, birds, foxes comes together in a symphony of blue to celebrate the merging of night and day.
With its soothing text and radiant artwork, this elegant picture book displays the majesty of nature and reminds readers that beauty is fleeting but also worth savoring.

About the Author: Isabelle Simler graduated from the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Since then, she has written and illustrated several picture books, all of which focus on the natural world. Isabelle Simler leads drawing workshops for children based on The Blue Hour, teaching students how to represent nature through the lens of a single color. She lives in Paris. 

Review: First, I love that one of the first things you see in this book is two pages of swatches of shades of blue with their names. It's a reminder of how rich our lives are in both color and words. The illustrations, done in mostly blue with small splashes of other colors, are absolutely stunning. The text, though minimal, only adds to the enchantment of this book.

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