Each sentence is short and sweet but still manages to broadcast the enormity of influence Cornelius had through a very clever use of repetitive sentence structure and wonderful rhythm. The gorgeous illustrations follow the distinctive style of many of New Orleans' murals, with many of them being full page spreads. Parra’s work with acrylic paint allows readers to see each individual brush stroke, adding texture, character, and a sense of weathered age into every page of the story. Each spread allows the city of New Orleans to be an active character in the story, while also focusing on Marvelous Cornelius.
This fun, inspirational tale of uplifting valor and chivalry in the face of both the mundane and tragic makes a wonderfully fun read sure to make you start dancing when you take out the trash too!
Below is a wee video focusing on the writing and art in this beautiful book.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with awesome Aussie debut author and former student Amanda Lieber who will be focusing on Aussie kidlit.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature our new blogger coming soon.
4th Mondays features new blogger, the fabulous Brentom Jackson, who has a beautiful approach to blogging.
And 5th Mondays we'll be taking a break