Sport-O-Rama — Benoit Tardif — Hardcover book — 19.3 x 24 cm — 56 pages — June 2014 — CAN$21.95
24 featured sports, all presented in the form of expressive and colorful vignettes, are there to be discovered or rediscovered. Learn keywords about equipment, grounds, and games. Rowing, badminton, baseball, basketball, cricket, cycling, horseback riding, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, marathon, swimming, skating, diving, bowling, pole vaulting, skiing, soccer, tennis, sailing, volleyball.
Benoit Tardif studied graphic design, but he is above all an illustrator whose style is deeply colorful and singular. Since 2010, he works as an artistic director and co-owner of the publisher Éditions de ta Mère. He has created dozens of book covers as well as several editorial illustrations. In 2014, he wrote and illustrated Sport-O-Rama, his first children's book (Comme des géants).
“Benoit Tardif offers us a splendid picture book on sports. Each double page features a specific sport and the related vocabulary, with colorful illustrations and interesting design. Even half-time break is put in the spotlight thanks to an entertaining search-and-find game.