Fiction/Picture Book/Art Book, 1991
Raincoast Books, hardback, 42 p.
The strange and intriguing correspondence of Griffin and Sabine transcends the ordinary love story. Its combination of lush illustration, creative storytelling, and the guilty pleasure of reading other people’s mail creates a tale that is partly romance, partly mystery, and completely a work of art.I’ve had several of the Griffin & Sabine books on my shelf for quite some time. I’ve flipped through them before but I’m so glad I finally picked up the first one to read through properly. The art is lovely, and even though it’s a really quick read, I found myself lingering on some of the pages just to admire the artwork. I look forward to reading the next one in the series sometime soon.
Interview with Nick Bantock
My Rating: 4/5
(#43 for 2008, 2nd Canadian Book Challenge, What's in a Name Challenge (First Name), Herding Cats Challenge)