Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Kocicka z Kavove Peny
Kocicka z Kavove Peny is children’s book I bought in a bookshop whilst in Prague last year. The book, which is written in Czech, caught my eye because of the unusual illustrations – each page had been hand sewn using a montage of different coloured thread and fabrics. I liked the way the ‘illustrator’ is able to use the textures of the different fabrics used and more depth feeling to the pictures – something you can’t always do with traditional pencil and ink. I particularly like one page, which illustrates a kitchen scene, so a kitchen towel has been used for the background. In case you’re wondering the book appears to tell the story of a cat and the adventure he has one day when his puts him out, including going to the beach and catching a rat.