The gorgeous reviews keep coming from shops and blogs! Too exciting for words.
Some books are simply worth more than others. Some books simply have the capacity to be a book which you will gather from the self to be read to a toddler and to a school boy again and again. Imagine a City by Elise Hurst is such a book.
The cover alone make you want to pick it up and then when you begin to read the rhyming text you are invited to imagine a city in which everything is different. It really is a beautiful book, congratulations Elise and Omnibus books.
And from the Modern Mummy Mayhem blog:
I cannot remember the last time my children and I become so enchanted and besotted with a book. Imagine A City invites you to join the adventure of two children and their mother, as they explore a mysterious city.
With the turning of each page, you are drawn into the mysterious ‘world with no edges’. With fish that fly through the sky and bears that ride bicycles, the opportunity to find a million different stories inside this story, certainly sent our imaginations into overdrive.
Elise Hurst’s pen and ink illustrations are magical,captivating and simply AMAZING. I marvel at her talent and creativity AND I am darn disappointed I am not in Melbourne this weekend for the book’s launch.
Magic realism in artwork: the pictures are so stunning you will be enthralled.
Extraordinary black-and-white artwork from multi-award-winning artist.
A picture book that will engage children and adults alike.
A city such as you have never seen!
This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen this year. Elise Hurst has such a way with words and images; you and the kids will find yourselves transported right to the depths of your imaginations. The book invites kids to imagine the world in different ways: mysterious, adventure-filled, and completely enchanted. After reading this book my daughter and I talked for ages together imagining scenarios, however absurd or impossible they seemed. Something about this book reminds me of Enid Blyton adventures like The Magic Faraway Tree where the author treated the innocence of a child’s imagination with the utmost respect. In a word, Stunning. You absolutely have to grab a copy of this beautiful hardback.
And thank you, Pages and Pages Bookshop!
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