New from AdHouse Books (www.adhousebooks.com
) is Monkey & Spoon
, $9.95, written and illustrated by Simone Lia (www.simonelia.com
). A touching story of the importance of understanding and forgiveness, featuring a cohabiting stuffed monkey and a decorated spoon, it's like a children's book for adults — and we're not reading anything into the fact that the monkey's name is Jacko. AdHouse's recent Project: Telstar
comics anthology, incidentally, was the recipient of a Domtar Paper Kudos Award of Excellence. Click here
for more info.