by Stephen Alcorn
Simon & Schuster, 2009
review copy provided by the publisher
I'm not sure this is a children's book, but I LOVE books of quotations and this one is unique and stunningly beautiful.
Each of the 366 quotes is from a different famous person on their birthday. Those featured are "famous activists and artists, athletes and writers, inventors and explorers, healers and politicians, musicians and moguls." There is a full-page block print portrait of a famous person on every double-page spread, each one stylistically different and perfectly capturing the essence of the person featured. There is more information about each of the people whose quotes are featured in the back of the book.
Check out the Alcorn Studio & Gallery and you'll recognize many books that Alcorn has illustrated.
I'm thinking this will make a FABULOUS gift book...