I’ve been an avid collector of childrens books for a while now. Whenever I visit a bookshop I find myself stuck in the childrens area and leaving with yet another book. When we do eventually have kids of our own they’ll sure be in heaven.
I’d like to share with you a small video of one of my all time favourite writer/illustrators, Anna Walker. I was fortunate enough to visit the recent ‘LOOK! The Art of Australian Picture Books’ exhibition and see some of Anna’s originals up close and personal, which I could happily sit and gaze at for hours. Her work draws inspiration from her surroundings and creates a magical sense of curiosity and wonder, two key elements which define a perfect children’s book.
Next time you’re in the bookshop pay a visit to this little back section of the store, pull up a bean bag and get yourself lost in one of Anna’s books… guaranteed to make you leave smiling!
Image from Anna’s book ‘I Don’t Believe in Dragons’.