________________ CM . . . . Volume XII Number 12 . . . . February 17, 2006

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Simply Read Books 2006.

Simply Read Books (www.simplyreadbooks.com), 2005.
1 calendar, spiral bound (with hanging rod), $24.95.
ISBN 1-894965-25-6.

All ages.

Review by Dave Jenkinson.

*** /4

Unlike the previous two calendars, this one highlights books from a single publisher, Vancouver's Simply Read Books. The dozen monthly illustrations, which are reproduced in a smaller format on the calendar's back cover, are taken from 11 recent Simply Read titles. While the CCBC's and the OLA's calendars used the “flip-open” style, Simply Read's uses the “flip-over” approach so that the illustration and calendar portion are contained on a single vertical page that is 46 cm. long x 33 cm. wide (18 ins. x 13 ins.). Printed on heavy matte paper, the illustrations take up most of the page, with the calendar portion found at the very bottom. While some people like the days of the month to have a space connected with them so that the calendar can be used as a place for “notes-to-self re. appointments, etc,” such is not the case with this calendar.

     
Beginning with January, 2006, the source of the illustration and the illustrator are:

Ned Goes to Bed - Isabella Jossa.

King of the Golden River - Iassen Ghiuselev.

First Spring - Genevieve Cote.

Naptime for Thaddeus - Adam Nicely (April & November).

When You Were Small - Julie Morstad.

Picturescape - Elisa Gutierrez.

Cat and Fish - Neil Curtis.

The Adventures of Pinocchio - Iassen Ghiuselev.

Cat Balloon - Palo Morgan.

The World That Loved Books - Stephen Parlato.

The Boy from the Sun - Duncan Weller.

internal art

     There is a thirteenth illustration which appears on the calendar's cover, but its source is not identified.

     The calendar's large size means that the illustrations will be visible from some distance. At the end of the year, the calendar can be taken apart, and, with the actual calendar portion cut off, the individual illustrations can be used as decorative wall art.


Recommended.

Dave Jenkinson, who lives in Winnipeg, MB, is CM's editor.

To comment on this title or this review, send mail to cm@umanitoba.ca.

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