Antony Penrose: The boy who bit Picasso

Antony Penrose, The Boy Who Bit Picasso Published 2010 by Thames & Hudson, 48p My name is Tony. When I was a little boy, living on a farm in Sussex in England, I had the most extraordinary friend. He had deep black eyes, a big wide smile, and absolutely amazing hands. His hands were absolutely… Continue reading Antony Penrose: The boy who bit Picasso

Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a philosophical, amusing picture book on selfhood and the importance of individuality

Shinsuke Yoshitake, Can I Build Another Me? Published 2016 by Thames and Hudson (first published 2014), 32p   Can I Build Another Me? is one of those so well written and profound picture books that dare to explore big, philosophical concepts in such a hilarious and inventive way, that by the time you finish reading it,… Continue reading Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a philosophical, amusing picture book on selfhood and the importance of individuality

It Might Be An Apple by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a book about endless possibilities and the flexibility of perception

Shinsuke Yoshitake, It Might Be An Apple Published 2013 by Thames&Hudson, 36p   As a student in his first years of school, the Japanese artist Shinsuke Yoshitake was pressured by his teachers’ question What do you want to become in life? Later he would realize that life is not rigid and linear but flexible and… Continue reading It Might Be An Apple by Shinsuke Yoshitake: a book about endless possibilities and the flexibility of perception

Beatrice Alemagna illustrates how children’s imagination has no limits in a charming story about finding the perfect present

Beatrice Alemagna, The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty Published 2015 by Thames&Hudson   Beatrice Alemagna has never given up her inner child. She creates portraits of children and poetically speaks about their flaws in a manner only on adult that still believes in the inexhaustible resourcefulness of childhood could do. Edith, whom friends call Eddie,… Continue reading Beatrice Alemagna illustrates how children’s imagination has no limits in a charming story about finding the perfect present