When my husband asked me what I would like for my birthday, I (without hesitation) pointed him in the direction of my ridiculously long Amazon Wish List. I am a fan of the work of Gris Grimly, and for a while now, I have been wanting to own a book illustrated by him. He's a prolific artist, so there were a lot of choices, but in the end, I narrowed it down to four birthday treat books.
Tales of Mystery and Madness
Tales of Death and Dementia
I couldn't possibly resist Gris Grimly's pictures combined with the words of Edgar Allan Poe in the books, Tales of Mystery and Madness and Tales of Death and Dementia.
I also got The Legend of Sleepy Hollow illustrated by Gris Grimly. I'm a fan of Tim Burton's, Sleepy Hollow, but I've never actually read the Washington Irving story that it is based upon, and I'm aware that the movie deviates somewhat from the original tale.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Finally, I received Boris and Bella, a charming picture book about Bella Legrossi and Boris Kleanitoff, written by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by Gris Grimly. Boris, a neat freak, and Bella, a slob, are feuding neighbours from Booville. The illustrations are gorgeous and it is actually a really sweet story about tolerance and acceptance.
Boris and Bella
You can see more of Gris Grimly's books on Amazon (here).
here). Well, creator of the necklace, Candy, of Etsy shop, My Sweet November, surprised me with one of her necklaces as a gift, and it just happened to arrive on my birthday. It's absolutely delightful! Thank you so much, Candy!