Book of the Month: Too Many Cooks

Ratatouille - Too Many Cooks illustrated by Nate Wragg

On June 29th, Pixar will release its latest motion picture, Ratatouille. Tons of promotional material are being put out as a result. This book, called Too Many Cooks, especially caught my eye.

I am a children’s illustrator, so children’s books always draw my attention. Plus I’m a big animation fan. Unfortunately, most books and promotional material that come out for animated movies are often less-than-stellar and feature mediocre illustration. Much to my delight, the makers behind Ratatouille seem to be taking a bit more care in this regard.

Too Many Cooks is a children’s counting book and is illustrated by Nate Wragg, who works as an artist for Pixar. I am a big fan of his work. Nate recently put out another book along with some fellow Pixar artists called The Ancient Book Of Myth And War. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I would suggest that you do. I recently bought myself a copy and can tell you personally that it is a great art book.

If its advertisements, art, and studio’s past success are any indication, Ratatouille is set to be a great movie. You can be sure that I will be in a theater somewhere on opening day later this month.

Here are a few other links of interest:

Other Book Recommendations

  • The Art of Ratatouille – This is a great book for those of you who don’t want to buy a children’s book. Pixar’s “Art of” books are always fun to look at and full of great artwork.
  • The Ancient Book Of Myth And War by Pixar artists Nate Wragg, Scott Morse, Lou Ramano, and Don Shank
  • Scrap Mettle – Art book featuring the work of Scott Morse

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Fan Sites

Pixar Artists

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