Bologna and books

Bologna Children’s Book Fair is always a big treat, from the illustrator’s wall where anyone can pin up their work, to the Illustrators Exhibition which shows the best in international illustration. It’s so hard to just buy one or two books, but this year I chose ‘Inseparables’ by Mar Pavon illustrated by Maria Giron and ‘Due Ali’ by Cristina Bellemo Illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio.

Two other beautiful books that had to be bought this April were by fellow Cambridge School of Arts graduates Jemima Sharpe and Daisy Hirst.

The Story Museum has a wonderful exhibition of John Burningham’s work, and I was lucky enough to hear him in conversation with Nicolette Jones last week.

The lovely local school I visit sent me a display of bird drawings the children did after the visit, there are some exceptional robins amongst them.

Illustrators wall

Illustrators wall

Seisuke Asano

Seisuke Asano

Shu-Man Wang

Shu-Man Wang

Inseparables by Mar Pavon, illustrated by Maria Giron

Inseparables by Mar Pavon, illustrated by Maria Giron

Due Ali by Cristina Bellemo, illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio

Due Ali by Cristina Bellemo, illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio

Alphonse That Is Not OK To Do!  by Daisy Hirst

Alphonse That Is Not OK To Do! by Daisy Hirst

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Mr Moon Wakes Up, by Jemima Sharpe

Mr Moon Wakes Up, by Jemima Sharpe

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming, Illustration John Burningham

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming, Illustration John Burningham

Borka, John Burningham

Borka, John Burningham

 

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