April 7, 2010

Winnie the Pooh Dishes Out Advice

Posted in Books at 9:51 pm by stormystar5

And no, the advice isn’t toilet manners. (Do you geddit? Haha.)

Winnie the Pooh turns into a wise old well, Pooh, and gives worthy advice on food, friendship, bravery and wisdom. For example, on Friendship, Pooh says

“I could spend a happy morning seeing Piglet. And I couldn’t spend a happy morning not seeing Piglet.”

It is a hard cover book and every page is accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration.

BO2. $6

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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Posted in Books at 9:30 pm by stormystar5

Remember Sweeny Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands and the most recent Alice in Wonderland?

Tim Burton, who directed the above films, is a master director of all things weird and gothic. You can be sure that in this particular book, he will stretch your imagination beyond your wildest bounderies. Take for example the love story between stick boy and match girl. Lets just say the relationship ended up in flames-literally.

His lurid, cute but kinda creepy illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of being an adolescent outsider.

BO3. $7 (Sold)

How did the Bunny Die?

Posted in Books at 10:50 am by stormystar5

Unlike the pig, which died of stupidity, the bunny with a suicide mission tries various ways and means to die in this illustrated cartoon bumper of two books- The Book of Bunny Suicides and Return of the Bunny Suicides. These little fluffy rabbits who just don’t want to live anymore gets in between a toaster, puts a magnifying glass between themselves and the sun, and holds on to the ring when Fredo throws it down Mt Doom.

This cartoon inspired my Cardboard Man idea in 2007, but my professor said no go.

BC1 $9.90 (for 2 books) (Sold)

April 6, 2010

Jimmy Liao’s 相片本子, a melancholy book about the moments in life

Posted in Books at 11:09 pm by stormystar5

“一开始我只有小老鼠一般高,后来我和猫咪一般高。

现在我比企鹅还要高,将来我会像斑马一般高。

慢慢的我会像长颈鹿一般高,最后我会比恐龙还要高。

妈妈说,当我像狗一般高时,

我开始做梦,并学会说谎和吹牛。”

The author of A Chance of Sunshine (向左走,向右走) presents his take on childhood memories with thought-provoking captions on vivid illustrations. The 128 page fully coloured book in Chinese is a brutally honest, sometimes sad, sometimes funny work of art about the photos we take when we were young.

BC3 $6 (SOLD)

Stardust By Charles Vess and Neil Gaiman

Posted in Books at 9:11 pm by stormystar5

In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era lies the village of Wall- a secluded hamlet that derives its name from an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. The leisurely pace in Wall is disrupted only once every nine years as the mortal and magical meet upon the meadow for a market fair like to other.

It is also here that young Tristan Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty, and promises to cross over the Wall to the magical forest to catch a falling star for her. He embarks on a lover’s quest into a a world beyond his wildest imaginings.

The book is a 212 page graphic novel, with beautiful illustrations by Charles Vess to bring out the magical world of fairies, stars, unicorns, witches and many more. It is the same story which inspired the 2007 movie of the same name.

BC2 $14.90