by David Wiesner
Literary Elements and Physical Features
All of the illustrations of this book go horizontally, so the book is rectangular. It helps the story because it makes the illustrations come alive.
Visual Elements and Artistic Style
The author's style is surrealism. Surrealism is a style that uses imagination and is fun, and lets the writer share his imagination with us (http://www.shmoop.com/surrealism/). The story is about frogs floating through the sky on lily pads, a perfect example of surrealism.
Artist Media & Elements of Illustration
- rough sketch
- story board
- "dummy page"
- molds and photographs
- finished drawing
The author frames some pages with different shapes set off balance with the background.
With mostly illustrations, the narrative story is understood, but fun because readers can add their own words. With page turns, the author does not give the reader a sense of urgency. The author clearly wants readers to spend time on the pages, and examine all the different elements.