Thursday 26 January 2012

If I Could Paint The World

Painting, a subject very dear to my heart, and something that I'm happy to say my daughter loves a lot too (though she's far far better at it than I am). Watching a child paint, and watching how they expertly take a white space and turn it into their own little world is fascinating.

Sarah Massini's book tells the story of a little girl who challenges the way we look at the world, re-imagining it in all the colours of the rainbow. What if grass were pink? What if we could have blue ketchup on our crimson fish fingers?

Expertly illustrated (yep, another writer-illustrator with such a fantastic amount of talent that I'm green with envy!) and beautifully paced, "If I Could Paint the World" fully deserves to be our book of the week.

Charlotte's best bit: Imagining what Barbie Washing Hair would look like with mint-green locks

Daddy's favourite bit: Massini's beautiful ink and colour illustrations

Rating: 5 out of 5, Book of the Week