Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. For fans of Sidewalk Flowers and Art & Max.
Art for the birds.
Art for the ants.
Art for the dogs, cats and raccoons.
Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home.
But who is creating it?
Only Anonymouse knows for sure . . .
This clever tale mixes street art, animals and gorgeous illustrations to create a meditation on how art can uplift any creature's spirit -- human or animal -- when it speaks directly to them. Every page of Anna Pirolli's stunning artwork is its own masterpiece with its bold pops of colour and sly humor, elevating Vikki VanSickle's subtle but evocative text.
About the Author
VIKKI VANSICKLE is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for children including Words That Start With B, Summer Days, Starry Nights, the award-winning The Winnowing and the adorable picture book If I Had a Gryphon. Vikki started her career as a bookseller at The Flying Dragon, and she now balances her writing career with her job as Marketing Director at Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers. Vikki lives in Toronto with a cat named Barb who does not care for mice with paintbrushes.
ANNA PIROLLI was born in Genoa and moved to Milan to study illustration at the European Institute of Design. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and art director for companies such as Mondadori, Pearson, Vogue, MTV, Kinder Ferrero, Nickelodeon, Disney and others, following the creative process from concept to creation. She's also a visiting professor at the Accademia di Brera, where she teaches design applied to the arts. This is the second book Anna has illustrated for children after I Hate My Cats: A Love Story by Davide Cali.
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021 — Starred Pick
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Favourite Book of the Year (2021)
“Slyly subversive, Anonymouse offers a shrewd commentary on the challenges and hazards facing nature in the city.” —STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire
"Anonymouse is a poetic and visually witty paean to the power of creativity and the ability of art to inspire and unite us. Readers will enjoy wondering what Anonymouse could be up to right now and will surely consider their own surroundings in a new, imaginative light." —BookPage
“Both the text and mischievous artwork, which is rendered digitally, is humorous. quirky and inspiring.” —CM Magazine