Thursday, 22 June 2017

Once Upon a Jungle by Laura Knowles and James Boast (Words and Pictures)

Who knows what lurks in the deep dark jungle? This lushly illustrated book will definitely offer some clues
Sometimes we're instantly drawn in by a book's cover, particularly when it's so lush and inviting.

So it was with "Once Upon a Jungle" which will catch your eye with some glorious use of inverse space and beautiful colours.

This book details the life cycle of the jungle and its many, many animal inhabitants as we take a lyrical and dreamy journey through the food chain.

What dark beasts hide out in the lush undergrowth? Be they large or small, beautiful or ugly, taking to the wing or crawling through the rich earth there are a zillion and one awesome things to spot in this book as the gentle lilting text takes us on a truly inspirational journey.

It's easily one of the most attractive children's books we've seen this year, feeling like a William Blake painting brought to stunning life. Real eye-catching and thought-provoking stuff.

"Once Upon a Jungle" by Laura Knowles and James Boast is out now, published by Words and Pictures (kindly supplied for review).