The Boy and the Mountain – written by Mario Bellini, illustrated by Marianna CoppoTundra Books, 2022 I’ve reviewed other books both written and illustrated by Marianna Coppo. In The Boy and the Mountain she partners as illustrator with author Mario Bellini, and the result is terrific. We’re still in the universe of the imagination, where … Continue reading Drawing Outside of the Lines
Thingamabob – written and illustrated by Marianna CoppoTundra Books, 2022 Once you’ve seen some aspect of the world the way Marianna Coppo presents it, you won’t go back to seeing it the old way. A light bulb, a rock, and now a shape-shifting product of imagination’s big bang, all become illuminated. Just as a light … Continue reading After the Big Bang, Who Am I?
Ray – Marianna Coppo, Tundra Books, 2020 Inanimate objects with a life of their own are always fascinating to children. From The Brave Little Toaster to Toy Story, electrical and mechanical things with human qualities have a story to tell. Marianna Coppo, the creator of a lifelike rock in Petra, has now created Ray, a … Continue reading Ray: A Bright Idea