James Thurber’s Re Tigre (Tiger King), published recently by Orecchio Acerbo in collaboration with Studio Else, is making it extremely tempting to buy another book in a language I can’t read. The picture book is illustrated by JooHee Yoon, who combines printmaking and drawing to achieve her gorgeous, tactile style.
As for the content of the book, JooHee says:
The story is a social commentary on the futility of war, full of wit, sage advice and angry animals. James Thurber is one of my favorites when it comes to modern fables…
The book is only available in Italian right now, but an English version is in the works. Here’s a few spreads:
Be sure to check out JooHee Yoon’s other works; I really can’t over-exaggerate the warmth and charm of her editorial illustrations.