Elephants, Whales & Kangaroos
In his childhood, Tomi Ungerer—the acclaimed author of children’s books such as The Three Robbers or Zeralda’s Ogre and of adult books such as Erotoscope—was accustomed to draw and sketch in notebooks. He often drew from nature, showing a keen sense of observation of the world around him. Having reached adulthood, he continued to engage in this exercise essential for an artist to master his trait. In the 1960s, when he lived in New York, he filled many sketchbooks in preparation of his satirical drawings and work in advertising. Among other topics, they contain sketches of animals featuring human characteristics in the tradition of fabulists to serve as support to social satire.
This publication gathers in a slipcase 3 thin volumes, taht feature drawings of elephants, whales, kangaroos and a handful of camels selected from one of these sketchbooks. [publisher's note]