On Resource Links? Best of 2013 listMako loves to make ice sculptures. Every day, the walrus observes the seabed and then reproduces it on the surface, carving into the ice with his big teeth. Thanks
On Resource Links? Best of 2013 list
Mako loves to make ice sculptures. Every day, the walrus observes the seabed and then reproduces it on the surface, carving into the ice with his big teeth. Thanks to him, all the inhabitants of the North Pole know where to find their food, just below his sculptures. But one night, CRRRAC! The ice shatters into pieces and floats away. No more sculptures and no more fish. All the inhabitants turn to Mako, pleading for him to make more fish. The walrus works all day and all night carving a giant whale… that's filled with enough fish for everyone!
Born in France, Julien Béziat grew up drawing and painting alongside his father. His love of books came from his mother. After graduating from the University of Bordeaux, he earned a Ph.D. and became an art teacher. He currently lives near Bordeaux with his wife and two children. Mõko is his first book.
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"Mako is a beautifully illustrated and well-designed picture book, with its limited colour palette of white, slate greys, steely and cerulean blues bleeding to the edges of each spread to give a sense of the expanse of the world Mako inhabits both above and beneath the ice. . . With its balance of whimsy and gravitas, Béziat's debut picture book is a delight for children and for those who want to delve a bit deeper below the surface (much as Mako does) to find inspiration and meaning on the process and motivation for artistic creation. We look forward to seeing more of Béziat's work and hope that readers young and old have more opportunities to 'admire his work' and begin to understand a storyteller's 'passion for art', just as Mako's friends did."
— CM Magazine