Tell Me a Tattoo Story - Alison McGhee (Author) and Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
This book is so lovely, and one that does not treat tattoos as indicative of rebellion or gang life. The father has some beautiful tattoos, illustrated in colourful and intricate detail by Eliza Wheeler. The images magnificently enhance Alison McGhee's story, highlighting the story behind each of the various tattoos. The little boy asks his father to explain the various images and words, including the father and mother first meeting at a cafe, and serving in the military overseas, and even the little boy's birthday. It's a great family story, really, and one that is still different and will stand out in the marketplace. The little boy's curiosity is infectious and younger readers will hopefully be just as curious about each tattoo as the story continues. I simply love it!
(NOTE: This review is from an Advance Reading Copy - Out April 2016)