we are huge fans of oliver jeffers
' children's books here at o'suz. the stories are endearing, humorous, and often have a little bit of a lesson without being over the top. the illustrations and smatterings of oliver's handwriting throughout the texts are phenomenal -- beautiful watercolors swirl across the pages as the story unfolds. just the other day swiss-miss
(one of the founders of tattly
, our new temporary tattoo line) posted a link to this awesome new author video from oliver. we love having a little window into his creative process!
lost & found is a perennial favorite at the shop -- boys & penguins
make the best of friends!
penguins in progress.
sadly, we don't have this amazing map in the shop (if only!),
but we love it so much we had to share.
all of oliver's work begins in his sketchbooks, which are teeming with drawings, mini-paintings, collages, and other mementos. we could spend days
poring over these pages!