Catch My Breath: Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase (Hardcover)
This lovely book was almost made into a Disney animation, but became a picture book instead. The result is a charming story about a boy trying to find his breath after his mother tells him to "catch his brath" after playing. Brigg's illustrations are so dynamic they seem alive, and his play on words is delightful. The sparse use of color makes the illustrations stand out, and the last page will make older readers smile— From Kokie's Picks
Breath . . . it inspires so many silly sayings.Let me catch my breath.You take my breath away.I need a breath of fresh air.And how did little white flowers come to be known as Baby's Breath?Breath is a mystery in more ways than one. And this story is all about breath: losing it, trying to find it, even trying to buy it. In the imagination of Paul Briggs, a boy's breath becomes personified, and it zooms away through farm, forest, and sea, returning only when the boy least expects it.
About the Author
Paul Briggs has worked in the animation industry for twenty years and was fortunate to be the head of story on Disney's Frozen and Big Hero 6, both of which received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. However, he's most proud of his family: his wife, Christin, and their two sons, Luke and Leo. When he's not working, Paul and his family can be found wandering the woods of California, looking for forest zombies to defeat, or engaging in epic dance battles--where they have to stop and catch their breaths.