Nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize
Nocturne: Dream Recipes is a unique bedtime book that hints at the magic inherent in dreaming.
Twelve glow-in-the-dark pictures present possible inspirations for a night in which the hidden world becomes visible. Just choose a dream from among the pictures and descriptions in the book, and then turn off the light to see a surprising glow-in-the-dark image. Included are dreams such as the dream of going far away, the boring book dream, the dream of the cat who smelled the tuna casserole, and even the drawn dream (which children can create themselves).
Once again Isol's extraordinary creativity and humor have produced a truly wonderful, very original book.close this panel
Isol is an Argentine author and illustrator of children's books with a passion for comic book artistry, literature and the visual arts. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award, has been selected twice as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Her delightful leporello, Tener un patito es util (It's Useful to Have a Duck), was chosen by AIGA as one of its "50 Books/50 Covers" for concept and design, and it was also named one of "Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes 2008" (The best books for children and youth 2008) by Venezuela's Banco del Libro. She has also written and illustrated Petit, the Monster and Beautiful Griselda, and she has illustrated Doggy Slippers by Jorge Luján. Her books are highly acclaimed by reviewers and have been published in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, France, Canada and the US. Isol is also an advertising illustrator, a professional singer and a comic book writer.
Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator who once flew one of the barriletes of Santiago. She has written Cousins (Primas) and Tricycle (El triciclo), which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her most recent book, What Are You Doing? (illustrated by Manuel Monroy), has received stellar reviews. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.close this panel
Isol provides fodder for sweet (and sometimes not-so-sweet) dreams in a beguiling book built around glow-in-the-dark technology.
... Nocturne is another brilliant example of the highly imaginative and engaging nature of Isol's work in children's literature (and is another strong example of why her work has been nominated twice for the international Hans Christian Anderson Award for children's literature)