Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Consumerism on Acid

Ant and Bee Go Shopping by Angela Banner was published in 1972 by Kaye and Ward. A complete scan of the whole work can be viewed here (or at least it could when I made this report, even though the sudden and unannounced disappearance or alteration of sources from our wondrous internet is more the rule than the exception). After I read the scan, I decided that I preferred the condensed version, with its stimulating leaps of narrative.The display of shapes with wide red borders against yellow appears on the book's back cover (having nothing to do with anything on the inside of the book, so far as I can tell.) But I rejoice that in addition to common shapes like BALL and PYRAMID, the illustrator added BRICK and EGG and  CAN.