Book Club Review – Never Tickle a Tiger

  Welcome back to book Club! And by book club, I mean let’s-all-listen-to-what-I-have-to-say Club! With books! But seriously, if anyone has any comments on any of these reviews, be it agreements, disagreements, analyses of their own, or criticisms of my thoughts, I’d really, seriously love to hear them. You can leave a comment below, or…

The Anatomy of a Piano: A historical dissection

Good news! I have friends! Yes, after the sorry state of affairs that was being a little lone larry back in December of last year, things looked like they were getting pretty desperate. BUT NOT SO! Disparaging loneliness aside, I couldn’t deny how much I had enjoyed my little flirt with the universe of children’s…

Book Club Review – Have you seen Elephant?

Author & Illustrator: David Barrow Publisher: Gecko Press   I happened across this little number while meandering through the web on an unrelated mission. I was drawn in to the, seemingly quite small, release by the curious nature of Barrow’s illustrations. He too has joined the ranks of the dirty digital army, utalising thick and…

Book Club Review – Kiss it Better

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Sarah Massini Publisher: Bloomsbury   I think it’s important to begin here by noting that a book with the word ‘kiss’ in the titles, adorned with hearts and cuddly bears is not my usual choice when browsing the shelves of the kids section. It’s pretty fair to say I am not…

Book Club Review – A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting

Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: David Roberts Publisher: Bloomsbury   Planning on going for a walk in bear country? Well, Michelle Robinson and David Roberts have it covered. And frankly, if I’ve taken one thing from this entrancing Bloomsbury number, it’s that I probably wouldn’t recommend it! With the guidance of the unseen narrator’s reassuringly authoritative…

Illustrator natter and why we suck at Photoshop

I, generally speaking, shouldn’t be allowed in Shoreditch. There are a handful of reasons why I tend to visit London and rarely do they involve being anywhere near East London. I get unspeakably disorientated each time I step off the overground and I swear every time I do, every other building has decided to transform…