Monday, March 4, 2019
Chicago Treasure by Larry Broutman, Rich Green, and John Rabias
I fell in love with this next book, Chicago Treasure by Larry Broutman, Rich Green, and John Rabias. It is a collection of fairy tales, but with real children placed into the artwork, many of them students at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled’s preschool. In this inclusive and empowering book, every child, regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, or age is free to see themselves take on great roles in literature and art. Accompanying the memorable images are clever original poems and playful newspaper articles that tell fresh, condensed versions of classic stories.
*All author proceeds go to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Access Living Chicago.
The book is separated into three sections. In the first section, Just Imagine, starry-eyed
youngsters become the heroes of their favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and nursery rhymes.
In the second section, Now Showing, photographs of contemporary kids are digitally placed in paintings by Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Paul Gustave Fischer, Jean Beraud, Gustave Caillebotte, and others.
In the final section, Sightings, courageous youth, often accompanied by exotic animal sidekicks,
explore cultural landmarks in bold ways that may not be possible in the boring confines of reality.
The pictures are bold and breathtaking and the images of real children with joy on their faces makes you smile. This is a feel good book that belongs on your shelf. 5 stars!
Buy it Now-
Everything Goes Media
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and at Chicagoland book stores and gift shops