If you wish to find a book that’s dancing and leaping off the page in brightly-colored, unapologetically-flat-and-two-dimensional, seemingly-paper-cut-out illustrations – this musical picture book is for you.
The pages are overflowing with vivid sharply-edged illustrations of a boy who has lost his “yellow basket.”
“Was it red? Was it blue?” – the fashionably dressed ladies with their dark sunglasses and looped earrings ask the little boy.
This is truly a beautiful tribute to “The First Lady of Song” herself, Ella Fitzgerald whose legendary voice and talents have earned her 13 Grammy Awards and over 40 million albums in her lifetime. Click here to be taken to her official website and here to see her complete biography.
The illustrator, Ora Eitan (unfortunately I cannot find a photo of her on google) is well-known in Israel and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Enjoy the video, everyone. “A-tisket A-tasket. A green and yellow basket.”
Sources Ella Fitzgerald Photo – http://www.brunijazzart.com/library/artists/Fitzgerald,%20Ella315.htm Book Cover http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9780399232060-0 Youtube link of A Tisket A Tasket: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUYpUogn91U Source of Biography of Ora Eitan http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/HarperChildrens/Kids/AuthorsAndIllustrators/ContributorDetail.aspx?CId=12057