Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nicoletta Ceccoli, Illustrator

Nicoletta Ceccoli is an Italian illustrator and artist whose work has been featured in children's books in Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom.  Her work has a dark beauty and surreal quality- like a combination of Dali, Escher, and Porcelain dolls.  It is truly stunning.  As I have fallen in love with her work, I want to share it with you...

You may visit her website to see her gorgeous work, or you may check your local library to see some of the books she has illustrated.


The Girl in the Castle Inside the MuseumThe Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Breathtakingly beautiful! Nicoletta Ceccoli's illustrations are both eerie and lovely. They bring goosebumps to the flesh as they are simultaneously mysterious and entrancing. Kate Bernheimer's tale of a tiny girl, living in a castle, in a magical glass globe, in a museum is both heartbreaking and magical. Deeper still within the story lies the question- as we read her story, who is reading ours? A beautiful addition to any child's library, especially since it calls for a child's picture to be placed within. An almost frighteningly enticing story!


Horns and WrinklesHorns and Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson










 A Dignity of DragonsA Dignity of Dragons by Jacqueline K. Ogburn








 How Robin Saved SpringHow Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouellet







 Firefighters in the DarkFirefighters in the Dark by Dashka Slater





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