Posts Tagged ‘the future’

What We’ll Build. Plans for our future Together by Oliver Jeffers. Pub. HarperCollins, 2020.

November 27, 2020 Comments off

This will be the most thought provoking picture book you will read this year from an author /illustrator who is at the top of his game.

The opening pages have two pairs of hands, small daughters hands and large fathers hands. “What shall we build you and I?.

A house is a good start then” I’ll build your future and you’ll build mine”

Of course lots can happen and things can go wrong and then there is the imaginative stuff. But I will let you find that out.

The illustrations are stunning. Ship sailing through troubled waters and the ending is touching.

One of the best of the year.

The Great Realisation by Tomos Roberts, illus. Nomoco. Pub. HarperCollins Books, 2020.

September 20, 2020 Comments off

This without doubt is the picture book of the year, possibly the decade.

It is an inspiring, hopeful and inciteful poem told by a father, sometime in the future, to his son at bedtime.

It looks at the world pre Covid and shows it to be a soulless place with people who get instant gratification with a click. The people became disconnected from each other and the Planet became polluted until the virus hit.

Then people became connected again while in lock down and people saw that the new World was better than the one left behind. It was called the Great Realisation.

Nomoco’s water colour illustrations tell the story in pictures and enhance Tomos Roberts written poetic text.

Don’t miss this it is brilliant.