With the irresistible personality she displayed in Sloane Tanen's first book Bitter With Baggage, Coco the amazing chick will travel directly into the hearts of readers of all ages
Sloane Tanen is an artist who lives in New York City. Her first book, Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same: The Life and Times of Some Chickens, was a bestseller with a huge cult following. Sloane's meticulous model-building for her books is utterly brilliant and her artworks are to be found in both private and corporate collections everywhere.
Coco the chick gets around-and her latest travels make for a breezy, effervescent picture book. First introduced in a humor book for women, Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same, Tanen's downy heroine-a bright fluff of yellow with a pipe-cleaner nose and wings, and a perky pink bow on her head-steals the show here as she takes plane, train and automobile on a mysterious adventure. Coco also entertainingly whizzes through town on a skateboard and rides her trike through Paris, all with her toy giraffe in tow, before reaching her surprising destination. Tanen's cleverly conceived chickdom dioramas suggest universal human situations, but also burst with the energy of the imagined life of toys. Hagen uses a blend of photography and digital manipulation that sparkles with whimsy. A precursor to such photography-rich projects as the I Spy and Look-Alikes books, this volume will have readers giggling and perhaps dreaming up scenarios for their own playthings. Ages 3-up. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.