A child visits a play area with their father and uses their imagination to transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Familiar landscapes turn into exotic an dmysterious worlds to discover and explore. A profound exploration of the transformative power of imagination.
I would much prefer this book in a board book format, as it’s very light on text. I really like the unique illustrations, and I loved the inclusion of a child in a wheelchair playing at the playground. It’s about an adventurous day and has a sweet feel to it, but doesn’t have the best plot-line.
Jenny Duke has always loved books and making pictures, so children’s book illustration is her perfect occupation. Since graduating from the MA program in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge University, she has been working on a number of projects, several based in East Anglia where the skies, water and light inspire much of her work. Her books always begin with drawing, but she never knows until later whether she will use paint, print, collage or digital techniques to complete them.