Friday, 8 July 2011
Sky Watch Friday
I have chosen this cloud, which passed my way a few days ago, as it reminds me of John Burningham's book for children called 'Cloudland'. I went to an exhibition of the work of chidren's illustrators a few years ago and it delighted me to read that he had gone in search of exactly the right clouds for this book and had found them in Scotland. I loved this idea and it spurred me to collect photographs of anything that could well work in my own illustrations.
About the book - I always feel that it is about a child with concussion or in a coma, not overtly but subtly. However, it does not say that it is. Has anyone read it to children or grandchildren and, if so, what did you think?