All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth: never forget to celebrate the wonders of our planet

All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth. Edited by Wendy Cooling. Illustrated by Piet Grobler Published 2010 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 48p   Call me naïve but I still believe that we can educate the younger generations to respect and love our planet. It is not easy but we are all in search of… Continue reading All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth: never forget to celebrate the wonders of our planet

Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford celebrate Virginia Woolf’s legacy in a beautiful illustrated biography

Zena Alkayat, Nina Cosford, Virginia Woolf Published 2015 by Frances Lincoln, 128p Virginia Woolf marked a change of vision and sensibility in the modern literature. She had the boldness to use a new tone and a new language, revealing frustrations, hesitations and changes of mind; Woolf built her characters by exposing their psychologies. Her work,… Continue reading Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford celebrate Virginia Woolf’s legacy in a beautiful illustrated biography

Coco Chanel written by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara and beautifully illustrated by Ana Albero: a good lesson about ambition and the importance of believing in ourselves

Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Coco Chanel. Illustrated by Ana Albero. Translated by Emma Martinez Published 2016 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 32p   My daughter who will be six soon has expressed her desire to become a ballerina promptly after she could stand and speak. The music in the house, the dress up games we… Continue reading Coco Chanel written by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara and beautifully illustrated by Ana Albero: a good lesson about ambition and the importance of believing in ourselves

Beatrice Alemagna turns imperfections into special qualities and proves that birds of a feather flock together

Beatrice Alemagna, The 5 Misfits First published in English in 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 40p I love Beatrice Alemagna’s ingenuity when she explores the world; her representations are original, unconventional and address to all ages. After having read What is a Child? I knew I would look for all her books. The 5… Continue reading Beatrice Alemagna turns imperfections into special qualities and proves that birds of a feather flock together

David Litchfield celebrates music and human connection is his first picture book, The Bear and the Piano

David Litchfield, The Bear and the Piano Published 2015 by Frances Lincoln, 40p     Music is one of the most profound arts and its effects on our soul and mind are utterly powerful. It speaks a universal language and beautiful sounds can melt all hearts. David Litchfield tells a story about such powerful music… Continue reading David Litchfield celebrates music and human connection is his first picture book, The Bear and the Piano

Animals, wonders of nature

Katie Cotton, Counting Lions. Drawings by Stephen Walton Published 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. 40p   So many times we honor civilization forgetting about the values and beauty of nature. Gradually humanity has destroyed animals’ habitats and urbanization and industrialization’s effects can now be seen everywhere. Removing animals from their own reality, bringing them… Continue reading Animals, wonders of nature

Jean Jullien and his surrealistic sausage dog

Jean Jullien, Ralf. Original idea and illustrations by Jean Jullien. Text collaboration by Gwendal Le Bec Published by Frances Lincoln, 2016. First published 2014. 56p   Here it is another artist that communicates about life using illustrations. Jean Jullien is a French graphic designer living in London who believes humor, creativity and visual art are… Continue reading Jean Jullien and his surrealistic sausage dog