Listen! Listen!

Ann Rand, Rand


     8.25 × 10 in (21.0 × 25.4 cm)
32 pages
31 color illustrations
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Rights: World, exclusing France
ISBN: 9781616894948

Paul Rand and his wife,Ann, wrote this book for their daughter, Catherine, to explain the interplay of sound and color. Rand's distinctive paper-cut illustrations of bold shapes and burts of color beautifully complement Ann's rhythmic text, encouraging children to listen and repeat noises they hear every day: the "blop" of a raindrop, the "wham!" of a shutting door, the whisper of the wind in the trees, and the "crunch crunch" of buttered toast.

Ann Rand (1918--2012) trained as an architect and is the author of several children's books, including What Can I Be? and Sparkle and Spin.

Paul Rand (1914--1996) was one of the most influential American graphic designers of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Brain Pickings:

"Ann Rand's warmhearted verses wink at Paul Rand's unmistakable primary colors and collage-driven illustrations to extend an openhanded invitation to attentiveness and attunement with the living world."

Steven Heller, Print magazine:

"Paul Rand designed and illustrated four children's books with his wife, Ann Rand, as author. My favorite, for the carefree energy of its illustration and the intelligence of its story, is Listen! Listen! The casual yet deliberate use of drawing and collage reveals Rand at his intuitive comedic best. Each spread is a Paul Klee homage in Rand's signature style."

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