Eli, no! is a delightful little book by Katie Kirk. We found it a long time ago online when it was still waiting to be published and waited impatiently for the book that we could buy. It’s a story of a dog named Eli and all the things he does that make his owners scream the title of the book and it will ring quite true to any dog owners out there.
The book is illustrated in a simple vector style with bold colors and unobtrusive typography, which results in a fun, modern look. But its greatest appeal lies in how each spread reflects an observation of some typical dog behavior – and how well these are translated into the book medium.
(Is this the Louvre in the background? That would be quite awesome. But it’s certainly an awesome squirrel.)
The next two are possibly my favorite spreads, one with food, one with letters:
And a heartwarming conclusion (spoiler, I guess):