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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Review: A Wonderful World of Animals

It's a strange sensation when you receive an activity book that's so utterly gorgeous, all you can think of is hiding it away from the kids so they can't take a pen or texta to it. I mean, that's not what's meant to happen! They're meant to take pen or text to it!

But sometimes, the activity book is more a work of art, and this is when you really need to buy two copies. One for the kids and one for yourself. A Wonderful World of Animals is just such a book.
Illustrated by Victor Escandell, this luscious book is a heady mix of kooky illustration of varying style, slipped onto pages brimming with striking typography that will send the Font Fanatic's heart aflutter.

Like the work of HervΓ© Tullet, Escandell's book is vibrant in its simplicity, with plenty of open space for creating, with lovely prompts and ideas to get creative juices flowing.

From dot-to-dots (but not as you know them) to character creation and imaginative prompts galore, this is think-outside-the-square stuff.

Kids--grab your copy (not Mum's copy!) and sharpen your pencils. Get set for inspiration.

Title: A Wonderful World of Animals: My Doodle Art Book
Author/Illustrator: Victor Escandell
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780500650318
For ages: 2 - 10
Type: Activity Book

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds wonderful. It is on my 'to buy' list when it is released. (Maybe I will buy two πŸ“”πŸ““)


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