Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Little One by Jo Weaver (Hodder Children's Books)

Wow, this is a stunning book - it's not often you get to enjoy something tricked out in shades of grey when it comes to children's literature...
That's what makes Jo Weaver's "Little One" so instantly striking from the get-go.

This tender parent and child tale of Big Bear and her little cub is really atmospheric and involving as Mum and Cub take their first steps out into the big wide world together.

Mum has plenty to show her cub, and she spends the day teaching the cub all the tricks she'll need to survive in later life.

Each page spread really draws you in, it's got that fuzzy pencil-charcoal-sketchy feel that really is quite unique and dazzling to see in a children's title...

Stunning page spreads open up the entire world to Mummy Bear and her cub
You can almost feel the mist and dew in each panel.

A glorious swim in the lake. Just the thing to cool down. 
Jo is not only an extremely talented storyteller but her art is to die for too.

Salmon for tea, anyone?
"Little One" by Jo Weaver is out now, published by Hodder Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).