Timothy Basil Ering’s THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE provides a dark-colored picturebook with handwritten pages as it tells of a boy’s find of a strange, wonderful box filled with magic.
. . . the art and the design are extraordinary. Ering’s combination of hand-lettered text and scribbly, muddy, scratchy pictures looks like a collaboration between Tim Burton and Ralph Steadman (in a good mood).
The big revelation here is newcomer Timothy Basil Ering’s jaw-dropping illustrations: his moody, dramatically layered acrylics plunge us into a surreal otherworld about to flower.
This compelling fantasy with whimsical illustrations celebrates the natural world and the world of imagination. It’s a find for Earth Day.
—Yellow Brick Road
Ering’s illustrations ooze personality . . . FROG BELLY RAT BONE offers a rich harvest for adults and children alike.