Some time ago I happened to see the Italian edition of "The rabbits" by Shaun Tan, and fell in love with this image....This ship is amazing!!
The story is poetic and sad, told just with a minimum number of words... Images convey all the feelings.
I decided I wanted to buy also the other works by Shaun Tan (as anyway his books cost as little as a magazine on on-line bookshops) , and I ordered "The Lost Thing" and "The Red Tree".
Both have in common the fact of having just few words printed on pages that need a long observation and attention to discover lots of details...I guess young children love these these books, but they are really enjoyable by adults too... And actually Shaun Tan's books belong to the kind of items that look as if they were meant for children, but are probably aimed at adults...
I found especially beautiful "The Red Tree" , that is a visual masterpiece and won many awards.. It explores feelings of loneliness, grief and hope through amazing images.
Now I'm looking forward to buy "The arrival", which has no words at all...But I'm sure it won't need them.
Shaun Tan's site is at http://www.shauntan.net/ , discover his works there!