In Paper Zoo, illustrator Oscar Sabini has created a sort of templated system whereby kids can get busy with lots of tearing and paper-arranging, before sliding their creation into a page pocket with an animal shaped cut-out, revealing said animal completely collaged with bright, patterned paper. Of course, the child can then slide the same page in upside down, creating a whole new effect.
At the back of the book, Sabini has provided a selection of gorgeous papers for kids to work with, and he encourages his young artists to find their own additional papers and textures to add to the look.
There's even a special page at the back of the book where all animals combine for a 'photo session'--encouraging kids to take photos of their creations and so catalogue their various creations.
Beautifully designed and thoughtfully produced--Paper Zoo is sure to encourage the inner artist in any child.
Title: Paper Zoo: Create Collage Animals
Author/Illustrator: Oscar Sabini
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, $31.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 September 2015
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 2 - 10
Type: Picture Book, Activity Book