from Author Lemony Snicket
with Illustrations by Maira Kalman
What happens when you take the weirdly wonderful writings of internationally known best selling author Lemony Snicket and bring the story to life with world renowned artist Maira Kalman? You get “13 Words,” a book where Snicket takes 13 seemingly random words and spins a tale that takes the reader through a wild and wonderful day. Some words my young reader knew like Bird, who is our central character, Dog, Hat, Cake and Baby, and others he learned as we read like Haberdashery, Panache, Despondent, and Mezzo-Soprano. The story itself is silly, weird and I think fantastic, and my kids enjoyed it too. The 40 pages of brightly colored phenomenal illustrations art work was wonderful to explore as well. If you are a a fan of Snicket, you’ll love the book. For that matter, if you and your young readers enjoy the strange and unique, and you enjoy an unconventional story every now and again (especially one with such wonderful illustrations), grab a copy for the holidays! It’s widely available at national retailers like here at amazon.com.
Watch the funny book trailer for 13 Words here:
To learn more about Lemony Snicket visit his website: http://www.lemonysnicket.com/
For more on Maira Kalman visit her website here: http://www.mairakalman.com/home.html