What happens when a baby arrives in the family? This is what 2013 ALMA Laureate Isol’s new book The Menino is all about. Based on personal experience, Isol turns to both babies and parents, exploring the new world that they both encounter when the baby arrives.
For babies, there’s a rich range of images of babies and all their functions to look at. From crying, to nursing, to peeing and pooing, to looking, to hearing, to deciding that this weird new world they’ve entered is worth staying in (because they finally recognize that in every grown-up they see a former baby), there are hours of fun and amusement, since babies love nothing better than looking at and talking about themselves.
For parents, this is a wonderful exploration of the new world this stranger-baby brings with them.
Isol is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, writer, singer and composer. She was born in 1972 and lives and works in Argentina. More about Isol here.