22 February 2007
Gus and Button
Authors: Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
Illustrator: Saxton Freymann
For those of you who thought the drug references in Alice and Wonderland were just a little too subtle, give this story of a curious mushroom and his mind-altering adventures a shot. Freymann and Elffers first staked their claim to fame with How Are You Peeling and Play With Your Food, where they introduced the world to an assortment of expressive characters made out of fruits and vegetables. In Gus and Button, they step it up a notch by creating an entire world out of produce. The visuals here are so sumptuously effective you might not know whether to make a run to the nearest salad bar or check yourself into rehab.