Reviews - What do customers think about This Is The Oasis?
More art than meets the eye Jun 20, 2006
I consider the non-narrative style to be a kind of tone-poem, the language flows so nicely. The information contained in the book is factual, and a simple outline of the main features of an oasis (not as rare a phenomenon as the vast stretches of sand might lead one to believe). The art is lush, mainly in subdued tones, suggesting a fondness for the subject matter. My own illustrations for "Puppyfish" and its sequel "Puppy Goes to Lambergarten" are more typical of the strong colors usually used for this young age group (even though my books are aimed at older readers). That in itself (the soft colors) is almost reason enough to share this with a classroom of primary grade kids. There was a production quality issue with the copy I received. Covers and endpapers were both wrinkled, not properly glued and installed. (Hardcover)