Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Cerca/Close, engage young children. El árbol de limones está lejos de mi casa. The lemon tree is far from my house. The little boy’s house is far from the city, and the city is far from the ocean. What about the mountains in the distance, or the clouds in the sky, or the sun that shines over the boy as he walks?
Blanca Gomez is an illustrator living and working in Madrid, Spain. Her simple, graphic illustrations are well-known by art and design lovers around the world and have graced the pages of magazines including Monocle, Dwell and Uppercase. Her publications include Cupcake Shoppe for Chronicle Books and One Family by George Shannon for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Blanca has a strong profile online and has been interviewed on influential design blogs such as Grain Edit.