This is a slightly unusual post, in that it’s about two books that I haven’t shared with the boys much yet but have pored over time and time again myself.
I’ve been a huuuuuuuge fan of Rob Ryan and of paper-cutting ever since I came across his book ‘A Sky Full Of Kindness’ (which I read not long after H was born and therefore I’m able to convince myself it was hormones that were responsible for the copious amount of tears I cried…).
The books I’ve read most recently, however, are festive offerings from other talented authors for which Ryan has provided the pictures. He often seems to use deep blue in his work, but when matched with the wintery subject matter (and with a smattering of gold) it works particularly well for these two books.
The first is Carol Ann Duffy’s updating of ‘The Night Before Christmas’, entitled
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