Big Pigs and Sock Dances

If you spend any amount of time here, you have probably already figured out a few things about me.  I like old stuff.  I like creepy stuff.  I like weird stuff.  Well, this book is brand new, and it isn't creepy (although there's a pretty sweet vampire in it!), but weird?  Yeah, it's a little weird, in the best way possible.  Big Pigs and Sock Dances (Raven Mad Studios, 2013) is the work of artist Randy Briley, and I received a review copy (thanks, Kristin!) via Kindle app e-book this summer.  However, it was too awesome to be stored in a computer or device, so here it is, in glorious paperback form, for me to show off today.  (See, despite the review copy, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I loved it so much, I bought a hard copy for myself!)  

The art is wonderful.  It has a bit of a Tim Burton vibe, which to me is a good thing.  (Ever read this book?  I love this book.)  The whole book is very silly and child-friendly, however, as it muses on things the children in the art like and do not like.

Like these slugs.  If slugs looked like this in real life, I'd like them, too!

I love this little vampire.

 (Aww, I like clowns.)

 And what child doesn't like a flatulent ape?

This picture reminds me of playing Nintendo with my little brother.

I like books about circus performers...

What else is there to say about this book?  It's charming, it's funny, and the art is amazing.  My girls and I loved it.  And if I haven't sold you on it yet, check out the reviews at Julia's Bookbag and Pen Pals & Picture Books.  

For more of this amazing art, check out Randy Briley at the Raven Mad Studios website and/or Facebook page.  (Look at the sculptures!  I love the sculptures!!!)

You can order a copy of the book yourself from CreateSpace.  You can also order the paperback and/or Kindle e-book from Amazon.  

And that brings September on Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes to a close, my friends.  Tomorrow is October 1, and as promised, I plan to devote the month here to the creepy, Halloweeny, or very, very autumny. (Hooray for made-up words!)  And it just so happens that Randy Briley has another book that fits the bill perfectly...

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  1. Adorable! Amazing art, really. I love The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, too. Love how this one is reminiscent of Tim Burton's weird little characters but without being so dark and creepy. :)

    1. Exactly! It's such a fun book. The illustrations are that wonderful.

  2. Oh, the little vampire is so gorgeous!! I love it. Yesterday many books arrived at my place. I'm looking forward to share it with you...

  3. Looking at the pictures instantly reminds me of watching a Tim Burton movie!!! I am looking forward to see your October posts!!!

  4. I bought a copy of this book for Bibs 6th birthday, he LOVES it!


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