The first is called A Bit Lost and is by Irish illustrator and author Chris Haughton. It is a beautifully illustrated book about a baby owl that falls out of its nest and is helped by a squirrel to find its mum again, nothing new there I here you cry but the illustrations are breathtaking. I have been reading it every night to my little girl and she lights up and says "Uh Ohh!" as soon as she sees the cover. I think Santa sack may be holding a lot of these this year!
|Cover of A Bit Lost|
|What a beautifully drawn forest, look at those colours|
|Some spreads from the book, all images © Chris Haughton|
The next one that caught my eye was a new illustrated version of Moby Dick. This isn't the full version that is part tale of man's vengeance and a history of whaling. This is an abbreviated version that has been illustrated by French illustrator Joelle Jolivet along with paper engineer Gérad Lo Monaco. The book is only about 10 pages but boy are those 10 pages good. I let the images speak for themselves…
|The cover belies the surprise of the inside spreads!|
|A few spreads, they don't do it justice, if you get a chance pick up a copy.|
|Again you need to get your hands on this book to see it's true beauty|