Squeak 'n Banana

squeak 'n banana
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,041
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (23 of 26)
Location: Vancouver, BC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,041 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 26
Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Both haha AND strange. Yes, those are arms that you see on the chicken. Suffice it to say that this is a humorous take on being different and how being different has its rosy and not so rosy moments. Henny is endearing throughout. Slapstick humour is in both the writing and the illustrations. There is an especially funny scene where Henny pretends to make her arms look like wings. And it is exactly how a human would mimic a chicken. You can almost hear Henny clucking, "bock-bock," to go along with the arm-wing flapping. The ending is great (spoiler alert) because who says chickens can't fly?
Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides <b>DVD</b> ~ Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides DVD ~ Andy Goldsworthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Seeing the Process, April 11 2014
Having one of Andy Goldsworthy's books, A Collaboration With Nature, this DVD added another dimension to his art: seeing the process. Viewers are shown that there are many fails before one piece succeeds. Goldsworthy's landscape art brings to a sharp focus the intrinsic qualities of an element in the particular way he reorganizes or reforms it. At the same time he is completely at the mercy of those qualities. For example, in his ice sculptures, water that is clear and structured in its solid form still melts and breaks so easily. In another instance, where time lapse is employed, the DVD trumps the book in showing his wall project and what is revealed after the mud has dried. It is… Read more
Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt
Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Graphic Novel, Jan. 29 2014
What does the fox say? For one, this book is a winner. It is classified as a graphic novel, and has elevated this form to another level, much like Shaun Tan's graphic work in his story, The Arrival.

Fanny Britt has created a story that will resonate with anyone who has felt like the outcast. The story is told from the point of view of Hélène, a girl who finds herself made into a pariah by her former group of friends. They are cruel and write on her locker about her weight and her smell. So Hélène finds escape and solace in her book, Jane Eyre. Jane, she reasons, has a horrid childhood, yet… Read more