Friday, 29 October 2010

Who's driving?

Who's driving?

Written and Illustrated by Leo Timmers

Published by Gecko Press

Bold and colourful cover art can instantly sell a book to you and this is definitely one of the first staple lessons any would-be children's book author or illustrator should have drummed into them. In the case of Leo Timmer's excellent little "discovery" book "Who's Driving", the cover is so eye catching and colourful that you can't help but pick it up and dive in. 

Following a series of superb animal characters through the story to find out who will drive each vehicle in turn is tons of fun. Toddlers will enjoy trying to work out who will drive the fire engine, who will fly the plane, who will cruise in the limousine or who will chug in the jeep. 

Timmers' illustrations are sublime and retro, the text is simple and engaging and there are tons of character and detail in each of the animals in the story. Great stuff. 

Charlotte's best bit: The tractor

Daddy's favourite bit: The hippo

Rating: 4 out of 5