Monday, March 24, 2014

You are the wind beneath my wings.....

Quote of the day:
             "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."  
                                              -Aesop, Aesop's Fables

Title:  Rigby
Authors:  James Huggins and Mike Outlaw
Illustrator:  Sam Moss

This is the very first picture book written and illustrated exclusively for Me Books! Based on the character Rigby, from The Land of Me, this heartfelt and moving tale is about an eagle's first flight, his courage, and the beautiful bond between mother and child. With sensational illustrations by Sam Moss and written by their very own Mike Outlaw and James Huggins, this beautiful tale is sure to bring a tear to your eye. Their  is hope is that you will enjoy and treasure it just as much as they do!

My take on the book:
First let me preface by saying the illustrations are truly stunning.  Big, bold, action and emotionally packed-  they could morph into a wordless book no problem all on their own.   They enhance, enrich and elevate the level of the text because of their richness. Both illustrations and wordage together create a perfect marriage.  The story thread is soft, loving and gentle, poured out from a proud mother eagle's heart.  Her dedication to her little one and her unfathomable wisdom in successfully raising him from egg to his taking flight will resonant with mother's of every species.  She raises him to fly away, leaving you with a lump in your throat and a sadness in your heart because you can empathize with her empty-next syndrome whether it be upon you now or in your future.  I highly recommend this book.  It would be perfect to give to a mother who is sending her child off to kindergarten, college or into marriage for the first time.  

About the authors:

Founded in 2009 by brothers-in-law James Huggins and Mike Outlaw, Made in Me has since grown and now boasts a wealth of expertise covering a broad range of children's media industries and experience.
From a charming little corner of Shoreditch in East London we dream up new and exciting ways to help the very best children's stories and characters reach the audience they deserve.
Whether we're working with new ideas and brands or those that children already love, we pour heart and soul into our work. Whether it's a digital strategy or a single app, we think the best ideas are the simple ones.
A website is all well and good but there's no substitute for a good chat. If you have any ideas about how we might work together we're all ears so feel free to get in touch.

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Why the Me Books are amazing for your kids:

Listen: Stories are brought to life with fabulous narration by well known celebrities accompanied by immersive sounds.  You just touch the words and pictures to hear them.

Read:  They collect old classics and modern day favourites with no book alternations.

Record:  With Me Books you can add narration  - anything from individual words, phrases, and even sound effects to re-telling the whole story!

Treasure:  Can't decide which take is best?  You can save up to 3 versions of each Me Book, making it possible to enjoy your best performance time and time again.

                           Book review rating:  8      

Read on and read always!  Have an awesome day everyone.

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