|My new favorite Peter Pan|
illustrated by MinaLima
POST UPDATE: As my old favorite, the Scott Gustafson illustrated version of Peter Pan is no longer available - I am now recommending the MinaLima illustrated version of Peter Pan, due to its inclusion of interactive elements that are certain to fascinate any young reader!
The new MinaLima illustrated Peter Pan may not be everyone's cup of tea - so be sure to preview it, just to make sure it is in line with your expectations.
It is like a 21st century version of an early 20th century classic.
I like to think that modern kids have new expectations and that we can offer them a completely new approach to an old story - and this MinaLima illustrated editions does that amazingly.
It contains many colorful illustrations as well as surprising 3d elements such as a pull-out map of Neverland and a special interactive clock (the croc o'clock) that you fiddle with by turning its hands.
I know which question is lingering on your lips, as I write this sentence.
Who is MinaLima?
|The MinaLima illustrated Peter Pan|
MinaLima is a studio, not a person.
And it is best known for taking part in the Harry Potter movies series by creating the visual stamp for the Harry Potter movies.
You wouldn't be wrong if you say that MinaLima is not a person, but is two persons.
Namely, the London-based graphic design studio was established by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima.
After I updated this post with the information about this new MinaLima edition, a great friend of the Read Aloud Dad blog - Rodrigo Morlesin contacted me.
Rodrigo had just returned home from the Guadalajara International Book Fair -the biggest such fair in Spanish language in the world. - told me he had a copy of the new MinaLima book.
And guess what - he made a short video for you and me about the new MinaLima edition! And here it is:
For my Spanish-speaking friends, Rodrigo has a fabulous blog Chum! where he interviewed many of the greats from the KidLit worlds such as Lemony Snicket, Roberto Innocenti, Eric Carle, Ian Falconer...
Rodrigo gracias, mi amigo!
My original post follows:
Last week a delightful letter arrived in my mailbox.
Sandra - a charming reader of this blog - had a question.
After reading my review of an enchanting illustrated version of the original Pinocchio, Sandra said she wanted to find more smashing illustrated classics for kids.
Roberto Innocenti's illustrated Pinocchio had impressed her. But she had a new wish. Let me quote part of her e-letter:
"Now, if fate would smile on me once more and point me in the direction of another great classic, Peter Pan. You saved me with Pinocchio. Do you by chance have a recommendation for a great Peter Pan edition?
The good news - several months ago I bought a great illustrated Peter Pan that I love.In fact it was more than half a year ago - I just looked it up!
Sandra - let me thank you for the great question! I had a great time writing this post.
But, let's not lose more time... lets start our quest for Read Aloud Dad's top illustrated version of Peter Pan! Read on!
Gustafson's Peter Pan
Chances are some readers did not read my best illustrated version of Pinocchio review, so let me briefly repeat what is the object of today's treasure hunt:
Our ideal Peter Pan would have to be:
2. Unabridged (Not a synthesized, easy reader, learn-to-read, edited or watered-down version).
3. Illustrated - nicely if possible!
4. A big enough "read-aloud edition" (not a pocket book)
5. The illustrations, layout, fonts, covers and presentation must capture our imagination after we leaf through the book in a store or library or online.
|Peter Pan 100th Anniversary Edition (ill. Michael Hague)|