Hervé Tullet’s Art of Play: Creative Liberation from an Iconoclast of Children’s Books (and Beyond!)

Chronicle. Nov. 2022. 256p. Tr $40. ISBN 9781797206110.
Hervé Tullet’s Let’s Play is a modern and much-loved classic. This autobiographical exploration goes beyond basic facts of Tullet’s life, sharing aspects of his craft, publishing history, and creative philosophy. The book bursts with color and movement, filled with images of Tullet’s art and workshops. Readers who have never encountered his books will close the text in search of the color and energy of his playful art. Fans will treasure this peek into the inner workings of this master artist’s process. It features commentary from curator Aaron Ott and children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus. Aimed at an adult audience, this book will be appreciated by educators and art aficionados.
VERDICT An excellent choice for art classes, courses on writing and craft, and biography shelves.

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