Review

Book Review – Journey

Journey by Arron Becker. This book that first came out in 2014 has gone onto claim many accolades and awards as well as spawn two sequel book ‘Quest’ and ‘Return’.  Looking through it is quite an extraordinary experience as there are no words for a start, but then there doesn’t need to be any. The stunning illustrations carry the viewer …

Book Review – The Moonlight Zoo

The Moonlight Zoo by Maudie Powell-Tuck and Karl James Mountford. In many ways this a simple story of a girl, Eva,  looking for her lost cat who finds a magical world under her bed, however it has been so beautifully realised that it is elevated above many other books I have seen. The illustrations are really lovely and draw from …

Book Review – Imagine

Imagine by John Lennon and Jean Jullien. This is an Amnesty International book that takes the lyrics from John Lennon’s classic song (you know them) and puts some simple illustrations to them to create this children’s picture book. The words of course are highly symbolic and conjure up ones own imagery. Here they have been paired up with a hero …

Book Review – Don’t Worry Little Crab

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. This is a nice parent and child story capturing the ‘little crab’s’ first tentative look at and venture into water. As you might expect some initial nervousness gives way to the joy after the initial plunge has been taken. Illustrated in the same style as the author’s other works, this appeals to the …

Book Review – Red and the City

Red and the City by Marie Voigt Little Red Ridinghood gets an up to date makeover in this somewhat anti-capitalist take on the story. The woods are replaced by roads and big city buildings, whilst the wolf becomes all that is tempting and scary in the world of retail consumerism. It’s all too easy to find yourself gobbled up by …

Book Review – The Wonderbird

The Wonderbird by David Lucas Every now and again I come across a book that owes a lot of it’s power to graphic design and the way in which it has been artistically realised. This is one such book and it is visually very striking. Inspired by flocks of birds coming together to make all sorts of wonderful shapes and …