Book Binge

November 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm 4 comments

“How to Catch a Star” by Oliver JeffersOliver Jeffers’ “Lost and Found”

I have become a little bit obsessed. First I started with one, and then we bought another, and then we had to have ALL of them, and now I’ve decided we should get them ALL in hardback! Yes, it’s books I’m talking about; children’s books.  But not just any children’s books- I’ve become obsessed with one author/illustrator in particular: Oliver Jeffers.

My husband (being an artist himself) first discovered one of his books in a bookstore just because he was drawn to his illustrations. BUT, not only are his drawings SOOO endearing,  his stories are clever, sweet and very original.

Our favorite is “Lost and Found”, about a boy and a penguin, and we also love “How to Catch a Star”.  They are Easton’s favorite books. A definite “must read” at bedtime!

We have become SO obsessed, that we have even bought a few prints from his website:, where you can go and have a look at his work and see for yourselves!

You can buy his books from I know, for sure, that his books are translated to French (because we bought a French version last time we were in France), but I’m sure he’s in other languages as well.

AND.. as if his talent wasn’t enough to have me hooked… he’s also REALLY cute! (I saw photos on line).  I’m truly obsessed! (wink, wink).

I think you girls would really like him.  (Despite your taste in men)!  he he…

Courtney’s Icon-Courtney in London


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. emilie  |  November 9, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    That so bizarre. I saw this guy’s illustrations on a magazine in Ireland a couple of weeks ago and they really stood out, but I couldn’t find his name anywhere. I was telling my uncle that I would love to see something animated in this style!!!

  • 2. Courtney  |  November 9, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    How funny! I’m glad you thought his stuff is cool as well! And he is from Northern Ireland, so it makes sense that you saw his stuff there!

  • 3. Esther  |  November 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    We love him too!!!

    I checked, ‘Lost and found’ is translated in Dutch and called ‘Laat mij niet alleen’, ISBN-13: 9789025954994 (see

  • 4. Shawn  |  December 1, 2007 at 12:49 am

    He also has a couple of his books translated in Spanish…perfect for our household.

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