'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.' - author Jackie French

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Review: Find Me a Castle

Beci Orpin is well-known for her beautiful illustrations and design. What a joy it was to see her branch into children's books with this look-and-find creation of delightful mixed imagery.

Collage-like double-page spreads feature thematic imagery--the contents of a toy box, a bathtub, a garden, a fairground, a museum--that are busy in a deceptively calming way. There's a lovely balance of white space, textures and pattern that supersedes the regular, eye-scratching seek-and-find concept, making it more a picture book than an 'activity' book.

Rhyming text asks the reader to find certain objects on the page, and a delicious colour palette of graphic illustrations make this something adults will enjoy as much as children.

A wonderful introduction to design concepts and variant illustration style, and absolutely fabulous for visual literacy.

Title: Find Me a Castle
Author/Illustrator: Beci Orpin
Publisher: Viking, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 26 August 2015
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670077366
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book

No comments:

Post a Comment

We value your comments, however, please note that all comments are moderated and need to be approved before publication, so spammers ... don't waste your time. Your comments will never be published.