Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shelf Candy! (12)

Thanks to Five Alarm Books for hosting Shelf Candy Saturday!
My Saturdays are way more fun now!

My Shelf Candy for this Saturday is:

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes
by Jonathan Auxier

Synopsis can be found here.

This cover is so gorgeous, I actually have a digital copy of the book but bought the hardcover as soon as I saw it in stores.
AND the book is filled with additional illustrations!!!

I love the magical quality the cover has. The bright stars in the blue green sky, the old fashioned tops of the houses remind me of Mary Poppins. And the boy, who I assume is Peter, shrouded in shadow, a dark blue tint. It takes him one step to cross the building he's on, because he's magical? Special? 
His pack looks heavy, swung over his left shoulder. And he is obviously at a disadvantage because he's blindfolded. Or is he? 
The lettering of the title and font really stands out against the background. A beautiful swirling of light orange and yellow really compliments the cool darker colors. 

I love the cover conveys the magic that is in this book.
Review coming soon!!


  1. Oh I like it, I haven't seen this around before! I do agree with you about the colors and the stars in the sky and the overall view of the buildings. I also like that he is walked over the tops blindfolded, goes well with the title! Thanks for stopping by and check out my Shelf Candy. [:

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  2. So cute! I agree with you, it does remind me of Mary Poppins. What a great illustration. It's cool that the book has more illustrations as well. Great pick!

  3. I am sold by the cover. It looks very British. I can't wait to read your review. I love the way that the synopsis reads like a tale and hope that the book read much the same way.

  4. I haven't seen this book, either, but the cover immediately reminded me of Walt Disney movies. Yes, Mary Poppins comes to mind, as well as Peter Pan. This is a wonderfully whimsical cover! Looks like the book will be a total delight to read! Thanks for sharing!! : )

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