Oh my. The beauty.
I am currently enthralled with grey-toned illustrations with limited hits of color. Isabelle does this and creates infinite gorgeousness. Forgive me for my penchant for hyperbole when I am in love. I can't help myself.
You must get yourself a copy of Once Upon a Northern Night . The text is a poem by Jean E. Pendziwol and I love the way she fashions words almost as much as I love Arsensault's artwork. The poem is dreamy, a soft wintry love note to a child. I want to type you every word, right here. But I don't think that's legal. Enlarge these photos for a taste.
Now please excuse me while I update my Best Picture Books of 2013 booklist. This calls for an amendment.