My Collection of Collections – book review

Fun is what this My Collection of Collections is all about, and there is enough variation within to occupy even the most distracted of children. The book showcases Chakrabarti’s strong personal illustrated graphic language.

Have You Seen My Giraffe? – book review

Where would you keep a giraffe? Well, they don’t give away goldfish at the fair any more; they give away giraffes (of course!). This wonderfully silly premise is full of funny ideas right from the start.

Nu Dang and His Kite – book review

Ayer’s picture books set out to give a form to her countless pen and ink drawings made travelling along the canals, in and around the markets, workshops and streets of Bangkok.

The Paper-Flower Tree – book review

Unusually direct gazes at the reader from the characters on the opening spread introduce the story of Miss Moon, a girl from a countryside village whose inhabitants are depicted making their living in the surrounding rice fields.

Summer with Monika – book review

Chris Riddell, with his customary deftness, forms a synchronicity with McGough’s poem text, joining the experience of close physical passion with the whirling, fleeting thoughts which accompany the sensations of love

The Cranky Caterpillar – book review

Ezra hears a disturbing sound and goes to investigate. We actually see the sound as it enters the room. What she discovers leads her on an adventure to support her new insect friend

Whose Eyes Are These? – book review

A clever and effective book of animal verse and contemporary art. The illustrations are bold designs with strong patterns and carefully considered colour schemes.

Hidden Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities – book review

Hidden Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities is a beautifully curated, intricately illustrated collection. The book itself is small enough to fit in a big pocket and has a dash of luxury in its silver foil details on the cover.

Women Who Kill – book review

The title of this book is still shocking even by today’s standards. We are still convinced that killing is something women shouldn’t do if they wish to remain feminine.

Champagne and Wax Crayons – book review

This is a memoir, a brutally honest account of the struggle of a creative individual, with whom Illustration students and recent graduates will be able to identify.

Slanted magazine: Helsinki issue – review

This is the most recent issue of Slanted – the Helsinki issue. With a seductively gleaming blue cover leading the reader into a wealth of content, it’s an interesting magazine to..

The Bad Bunnies’ Magic Show

Two wide-eyed Bunnies, Abra and Cadabra bookend an upturned top hat, they appear harmless enough (however one of them does seem a bit inept with a saw).

Very Heath Robinson – book review

‘His humour turned on taking things to the extremes’ says author Adam Hart-Davis on his subject, humourist (and excellent draftsman) Heath Robinson.

Virginia Wolf – book review

“Isabelle Arsenault’s muted colour palette takes us straight into the pervasively dark mood of Vanessa’s sister.”

Jill & Lion – book review

Jill and Lion is the sequel to the very popular tale of Jill and Dragon, the first children’s book by the Glasgow-based designer Lesley Barnes.

It’s My Pond – book review

It’s My Pond is the latest release from French author and illustrator Claire Garralon, and was originally published as C’est Ma Mare by French publishers editions MeMo.