Tuesday, March 30, 2010

31st March Steve Jenkins (1952)

I hang out for the next Steve Jenkins' book. I am addicted to his illustrations. His animals seem so real yet the intricate collage is amazing. I watched him making illustrations in the making books section of his website. The papers he uses are textured and patterned and his cutting and paper placement is meticulous. He makes non-fiction books inspiring, to a reader like me who much prefers to read fiction. I can glean information while poring over exquisite art. I'd love to own an original! Mem Fox was so lucky to have him illustrate one of her books. If Australia can claim Hello Baby! then can we claim Steve Jenkins too?

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