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Lights! Camera! Action! Shutterbug is a brand new picture book that will whisk you back in time to the days of old Hollywoodland! Everything about Shutterbug has an old Hollywood feel to it…from the old-fashioned phrases to the black and white illustrations you will feel transported to old Tinseltown!
Shutterbug by Merry Gordon is a story about Don and his lightning bug who are down on their luck in La La Land. One day their luck changes when they happen upon an old camera and begin snapping photos of the young and glitzy stars and starlets of Hollywoodland. Can their luck last when even Tinseltown is hit with hard times?
I really enjoyed this book. It just screamed “Old Hollywood” to me! I was immediately drawn into the book by the black and white illustrations provided by artist Eddie Gordon. The book is set in the 1930’s and the black and white illustrations were a perfect fit. It really just transported you back in time to Old Hollywood!
I also really loved the addition of the old words and phrases. Is there any better term than “The Bees Knees”? I think not! Having the words in bold and having a glossary at the end was such a wonderful touch. Even though I had heard most of these terms before, I definitely needed a little help in remembering what everything meant! I think parents reading this with children will also appreciate the glossary!
Shutterbug would be a great addition to a lesson on the 1930’s or the Great Depression. It ties in perfectly!
About the Author and Illustrator
About the Author:
Merry Gordon is a writer, editor and teacher who ransacks vintage clothing shops and daydreams about having Bette Davis eyes. She lives in Arizona with her husband, children and dog, who all look great in fedoras.
About the Illustrator:
Eddie Gordon is a husband, dad and graphic designer in Arizona. He spends any free time trying to learn guitar, fixing things his kids break and attempting to impress his wife (with varying degrees of success).
For More Information
Shutterbug is published by the wonderful folks at Pink Umbrella Books who were kind enough to send me a copy for review! I have absolutely loved being a part of this blog tour! You can visit Pink Umbrella Books by clicking to their website here.
To order a copy of Shutterbug you can click here.