Orit Bergman
If Only - a book about animals wanting to be someone else

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
A renewed publication of a well known children's book by Yoram Thar Lev, distributed for free to all kindergarten children in Israel as part of a reading program run by the ministry of education. I saw this as an opportunity to pursue a more artistic approach to children's book illustration from the one dominating the Israeli market.

How was the illustration used:
a children's book

How did you make this work:
paper cut, pencil and gouache

Commissioner Company :
PJ Library & Yediot Publishers

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Orit Bergman was born in Jerusalem and lives and works in Kerem Maharal, Israel. She writes and illustrates children’s books, adapts her stories to the theater and frequently meets children across the country. Her books were published in Israel, France, China and the USA. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, where she now heads the illustration studies.